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Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , DoJ , ATF , Darrell Issa , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Officials oppose trying terrorist at Gitmo

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Attorney General Eric Holder are expressing their opposition to a move prevent terror suspects from being tried in Federal Court. The two of them sent a letter to Senate leaders saying the Republican measure would deprive them of a potent weapon in the fight against terrorism. They also claim it could lead increase the risk of terrorists escaping justice and putting other people in danger.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , defense , Leon Panetta ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 01:42pm EDT

Senate votes to end DoJ's 'Fast and Furious' gun program

The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States.

Tags: DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious , Congress , ATF , CBP ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 09:24pm EDT

Crystal-balling the confirmation hearings ahead

What's ahead for President-elect Obama's Cabinet nominees?

Tags: mngt , MC , Barack Obama , Congress , Capitol Hill , Dave McConnell , Stephen Hess , Hillary Rodham Clinton ,

Thursday - 01/08/2009, 07:15am EST

Issa: 'Fast and furious' subpoenas issued soon

The chairman of the House oversight committee said Sunday that he could send subpoenas to the Obama administration as soon as this week over weapons lost amid the Mexican drug war.

Tags: Justice Department , Darrell Issa , Operation Fast and Furious , ATF

Sunday - 10/09/2011, 09:10pm EDT

Republicans clash with AG on Fast and Furious

Attorney General Eric Holder clashed Thursday with congressional Republicans seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona.

Tags: Justice Department , Congress , House , Darrell Issa , Fast and Furious , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:00pm EDT

DoJ finds $130M savings in streamlining

The Department of Justice says it has found more than $130 million in cost savings through efficiency and streamlining efforts, according to an agency release.

Tags: DoJ , management , budget , efficiency

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 03:58pm EDT

What do DoJ memos reveal about botched gun-tracking sting?

Jordy Yager, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the lastest revelations in the case.

Tags: Jordy Yager , The Hill , DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious ,

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 10:23am EDT
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