House Republicans are inching closer to issuing a contempt citation against disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder for scandals surrounding the Obama administration’s deadly weapons-trafficking operation “Fast and Furious.” But in recent days, the Department of Justice implausibly insisted that it cooperated with the congressional investigation.
Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and other Representatives, however, disagree, saying the executive branch has been engaged in a cover-up from the start. Still, no final decision has been made yet on whether or not to proceed with formal contempt charges against Holder or other senior officials.
But progress is being made — albeit, slowly. A draft resolution released publicly on Thursday has already been circulated among senior lawmakers for review. And if the administration continues to obstruct justice, further action is widely anticipated.
The man known as "Governor Veto" will take his case for smaller, less intrusive, constitutional government to the voters as the U.S. Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States. At their Las Vegas convention, the Libertarians chose former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson on Saturday as the party's standard-bearer. Johnson earned his nickname during his eight years (1995-2003) at the Santa Fe State House, where he vetoed more than 750 bills passed by the Legislature. Johnson himself brought up the "Governor Veto" label at the convention, pointing to it as evidence of his strength of character.
Ron Paul forces staged organizational coups this weekend at the GOP state conventions in Maine and Nevada. In both states, Paul won a majority of the delegates who will go to the the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
A newly leaked HHS PowerPoint presentation provides public speakers with a simplified tool to educate Americans on how ObamaCare works.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted qualified immunity to John Yoo, shielding him from liability for torture carried out using guidelines set by him while working in the George W. Bush Justice Department.
According to a lawsuit filed by the Goldwater Institute, the U.S. Forest Service is preventing the town of Tombstone, Arizona from repairing the pipelines that provide water to the town's residents.
Areas on the U.S. side of the southwest U.S.-Mexican border are “some of the safest communities in America,” says CBP Director Gene Garza.
White House senior counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has tried to justify proliferating drone strikes in Islamic countries this week as a legitimate reaction to the threat posed by the September 11 attacks more than a decade ago.
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that highway checkpoints of drivers who did not post city stickers in their windows is unconstitutional after one driver is found with marijuana during his vehicle search. The driver moved to have the evidence suppressed on the grounds it was not discovered during a legal stop, as there was no probable cause. The case went all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court, where the roadblocks were unanimously found to be illegal.