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President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

There is a new wave of demands for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal.

06/13/2012

FILE - Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Reports Of NYPD Surveillance In NJ ‘Disturbing’

The attorney general made the remarks at a Senate hearing when asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg how a law enforcement agency could spy on another state’s residents without notifying authorities.

03/08/2012

FDNY Fire Truck (file / credit: Getty Images)

NYC Wants Judge In FDNY Discrimination Case Removed

City attorneys said in a brief filed in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis should be removed from the case.

01/20/2012

Online Gambling (file / credit: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

McKinney Opposes Gov. Malloy On Online Gambling

Gov. Dan Malloy believes a recent Justice Department legal opinion opens the door for online gambling in every state. Republican leader John McKinney is not on board.

01/10/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

2 Charged In New York With Attempt To Assassinate Saudi Ambassador

Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old U.S. citizen who also holds an Iranian passport, was charged along with Gholam Shakuri, whom authorities said was a Quds Force member.

10/11/2011

Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

Ground Zero Claimants Can Register With $2.8B Fund Created By Congress

The fund is designed to help people suffering from lung disease and other respiratory ailments connected to the tons of caustic dust that blanketed Lower Manhattan after the collapse of the twin towers.

10/03/2011

Riverdale apartment bias

Feds: Glitzy Riverdale Apartment Building Discriminated Against Black Renters

The suit is accusing a Riverdale landlord of exercising the kind of quiet housing bias that keeps some neighborhoods mostly white — even when people of color have the money and means to move there.

09/27/2011

(credit: Gramercy Park Hotel)

Gramercy Park Hotel Resolves Handicapped Access Complaint

The hotel already has some accessible rooms. However, government civil rights lawyers complained that some of its most deluxe areas didn’t meet federal standards for handicapped access.

09/15/2011

Rupert Murdoch (file / credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Families To Meet With U.S. Attorney General About Murdoch

A lawyer for some 9/11 family members says Eric Holder has agreed to meet with them on Aug. 24 regarding the FBI inquiry into the allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.

07/27/2011

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

New Jersey Reacts To Federal Statement On Medical Marijuana

The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.

07/01/2011

Newark Police (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Feds Looking Into Claims Against Newark Police

The ACLU’s New Jersey chapter asked the government in September to provide federal oversight of Newark’s 1,300-officer department.

01/20/2011

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (AP Photo/File)

Sen. Graham Doubts Civilian Trials For 9/11 Suspects

The Justice Department probably will never receive congressional approval to put the alleged Sept. 11 conspirators on trial in a civilian court, a key senator on the issue of terrorism trials said Sunday.

11/28/2010

Richard Brodsky (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Brodsky Says New Ballot Type Is Too Small To Read

The assemblyman says the type will be so small on statewide primary ballots next week that the New York City Board of Elections will need magnifying glasses at polling places.

09/07/2010

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