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Department of Justice News

Obama picks budget official to run troubled IRS

Obama picks senior White House budget official to run troubled IRS as 2nd top official leaves

Friday - 05/17/2013, 03:36am EDT
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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 cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 09:10am EDT

Atty Gen orders probe into IRS targeting groups

Atty Gen Holder orders probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 11:38am EDT

Charge disclosed in Cuban spying against US

Charge in Cuban spy case unsealed, accusing ex-State Dept. officer of conspiracy

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Justice Dept. appeals recess case to Supreme Court

Obama administration asks Supreme Court to reverse ruling on president's recess appointments

Friday - 04/26/2013, 03:38pm EDT

AG Holder: No furloughs at Justice Department

Attorney General Eric Holder says he will not need to furlough any Justice Department employees in the current fiscal year.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 09:30pm EDT

FBI takes the lead in Boston probe

FBI takes charge in law enforcement probe of Boston Marathon explosions

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 10:04am EDT

Federal response to Boston bombings 'swift and substantial,' expert says

Bob Blitzer, former chief of the FBI's domestic Terrorism and Counterterrorism Planning Section, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp a substantial joint terrorism task force will draw on federal resources to investigate Monday's bombings in Boston.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 09:21am EDT
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GOP lawmakers blast Labor secretary nominee

GOP lawmakers blast Labor nominee over deal he brokered as top Justice official

Monday - 04/15/2013, 11:36am EDT

AG Holder delaying furlough decisions to mid-April

Attorney General Eric Holder says he isn't making a decision on whether to furlough Justice Department employees until mid-April.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:49pm EDT

Federal defenders face deep cuts, delays in cases

The lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal courts across the country are grappling with budget cuts they say will decimate their offices, delay criminal cases and jeopardize the fairness of the criminal justice system.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 08:13am EDT

Holder averts furloughs of prison staffers

Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 million from other Justice Department accounts to stave off a serious threat to the lives and safety of correctional staff, inmates and the public.

Sunday - 03/24/2013, 12:20pm EDT

Justice: Email snooping law no longer makes sense

The Justice Department on Tuesday dropped its support for a controversial provision in a federal law that allows police to review some private emails without a warrant, but it asked Congress to expand its surveillance powers in other ways.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 09:22am EDT

AP source: Obama poised to pick Perez for Labor

AP source: Obama poised to nominate Justice Dept. civil rights official to head Dept. of Labor

Monday - 03/11/2013, 01:58pm EDT

Drugs, the department of justice and immigration

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss health care fraud, sequestration, and immigration reform.
March 7, 2013

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 06:12pm EST
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As agencies come to terms with cloud security, another barrier emerges

FedRAMP and other initiatives are helping CIOs become more comfortable with securing data and applications in the cloud. But changing the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology is a bigger roadblock in moving systems to the cloud.

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 05:24am EST
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The ATF and gun dealer regulation

Fred Schulte, investigative reporter for the Center for Public Integrity will discuss an article he's written on the ATF's inability to close down firearms dealers who are violating gun laws.
February 8, 2013

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:08pm EST
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Congress grapples with gap on scofflaw contractors

With thousands of civilian contractors remaining in Iraq and Afghanistan, Justice Department officials want Congress to resolve a legal issue that they say obstructs efforts to prosecute any such workers who rape, kill or commit other serious crimes abroad.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 04:00am EST

Top Justice prosecutor Breuer quits

The head of the Justice Department's criminal division defended his record on a pair of the defining issues of his four-year tenure -- the absence of prosecutions against Wall Street executives and his conduct in the controversy over a botched arms-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 11:47pm EST

Justice: Progress in Fast and Furious negotiations

The U.S. Justice Department reports progress in settlement talks over a lawsuit by a House committee to get records involving the bungled gun-tracking program known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 01:42pm EST
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