A Department of Justice public affairs official called CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson “out of control” for her coverage of the Fast and Furious scandal, and even called her editors at the broadcast network to complain, emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch show.
Criminal justice reform might be the only issue that can put the Koch Institute, the Heritage foundation, and former White House green jobs czar Van Jones in the same room.
The D.C. Council passed a bill Tuesday reforming asset forfeiture laws in the District of Columbia following several investigative news reports detailing abuse and civil rights concerns regarding the practice.
The federal government is revising its controversial “no fly” list protocols, the Department of Justice said in court filings last Friday.
A Republican congressional committee chairman is demanding an investigation into whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is illegally destroying text messages that should be preserved under the Federal Records Act, the Washington Times reports.
“IF IN DOUBT … TAKE IT!”
That’s the advice in a slideshow presented to New Jersey prosecutors pursuing civil asset forfeiture cases, an obscure process which allows the government to take citizens’ property even if they have not been convicted or charged with a crime.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) is projected to hold her Senate seat against Republican challenger Scott Brown, according to several news outlets and election forecasters.
Several U.S. senators are considering reforms to federal civil asset forfeiture laws—which allow the government to seize citizens’ property even if they are not convicted or charged with a crime—following several high-profile investigations by news outlets.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General on Monday denied hiding a 2008 report that identified improper manipulations of patient wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital where up to 40 veterans died while awaiting care.
Fifty transparency organizations and watchdog groups are pressing the White House to state its position on a number of core reforms they say are needed to fix the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).