Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI's criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil rights violations, false statements and potential violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from engaging in some partisan political activities. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

AG Calls Martin Killing An ‘Unnecessary Shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the killing of Trayvon Martin a “tragic, unnecessary shooting,” and said the Justice Department will follow “the facts and the law” as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal charges are warranted.

07/15/2013

File photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

AG Holder: Martin Death ‘Unnecessary Shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragic, unnecessary shooting and that the 17-year-old’s death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues.

07/15/2013

A Justice Department official says the law enforcement agency is toughening up its guidelines for subpoenaing reporters' phone records by increasing the likelihood that news organizations will receive advance notice so that they can challenge the government's planned action. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice Department Tightening Up Reporter Guidelines

A Justice Department official says the law enforcement agency is toughening up its guidelines for subpoenaing reporters’ phone records by increasing the likelihood that news organizations will receive advance notice so that they can challenge the government’s planned action.

07/12/2013

Dzhokar Tsarnaev is accused of planting bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (credit: FBI via Getty Images)

Seeking Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing Case? A Long Road

If the Obama administration tries for the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, it could face a long, difficult legal battle.

07/09/2013

The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke the law but said he doesn't think he committed treason, as the Obama administration renewed its calls to Russia to expel Snowden so he can be tried under the Espionage Act. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

NSA Leaker’s Dad Says Snowden Would Return To US Pending Gag Order

The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke the law but said he doesn’t think he committed treason, as the Obama administration renewed its calls to Russia to expel Snowden so he can be tried under the Espionage Act.

06/28/2013

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Google Asks Obama Administration To Publish More US Gov’t Information

Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government’s demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.

06/11/2013

File photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP, Dems Challenge Holder Over Subpoenas To AP

Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service’s telephone records.

05/15/2013

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

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