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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Investigation Launched Into IRS Targeting of Tea Party Allegations

The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status.

05/15/2013

File photo of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, left, and Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

89 Charged In Medicare Fraud Busts In 8 Cities

Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that collectively billed the taxpayer-funded program for roughly $223 million in bogus charges in a massive bust spanning eight cities, federal authorities said Tuesday.

05/14/2013

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National Police Week Draws Thousands of Officers to D.C.

Tens of thousands of police officers from around the country are in Washington this week as part of National Police Week.

05/13/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on March 6, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Committee: Holder ‘Not Serious’ About Fast And Furious Settlement

The Justice Department and a congressional committee disagree on the pace of their talks to settle a lawsuit over congressional efforts to get records related to Operation Fast and Furious, a bungled gun-tracking operation.

03/16/2013

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Government Money to Help Reduce Domestic Violence

Vice President Joe Biden says the Justice Department is handing out more than $2 million in grants to help reduce homicides from domestic violence.

03/13/2013

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Biden: Government Money to Help Reduce Domestic Violence

Vice President Joe Biden says the Justice Department is handing out more than $2 million in grants to help reduce homicides from domestic violence.

03/13/2013

Responding to criticism from a fellow Democrat, the White House said Tuesday that anyone unhappy with the level of diversity in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet should hold the criticism until he completes it. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House: Obama ‘Deeply Committed’ To Diverse Cabinet

Responding to criticism from a fellow Democrat, the White House said Tuesday that anyone unhappy with the level of diversity in President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet should hold the criticism until he completes it.

03/12/2013

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Ex-DEA Heads: Feds Should Nullify State Pot Laws

Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.

03/05/2013

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Obama Administration Announces Plans To Fight Growing Threat Of Cyber Thefts

The Obama administration announced new efforts Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets, a broad but relatively restrained response to a rapidly emerging global problem that was brought into sharp focus this week by fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China’s military.

02/20/2013

President Barack Obama followed by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., enters the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Women Raising Concerns ‘Big Three Jobs’ In Obama Cabinet Will Be Taken By White Men

The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.

01/10/2013

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