Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke slammed Attorney General Eric Holder during the confirmation hearing for his replacement, Loretta Lynch, saying the outgoing law enforcement chief was so inflammatory in his rhetoric regarding police-community relations that he actually rallied the "cop-haters."
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By Phillip Swarts - The Washington Times
Despite their questions about the Obama administration's immigration policies and government overreach, Republican senators acknowledged Thursday that attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is experienced and independent enough to lead the Justice Department and said she is likely to be confirmed. Published January 29, 2015
Attorney General Eric Holder called upon the Justice Department Thursday to "redouble our efforts" in fighting human trafficking.
The intelligence community gathered no specific evidence of an impending genocide in Libya in spring 2011, undercutting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, an event that has left his country in chaos, according to officials with direct knowledge of the dispute.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee that's investigating Benghazi, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify for a second time on the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
Top Pentagon officials and a senior Democrat in Congress so distrusted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2011 march to war in Libya that they opened their own diplomatic channels with the Gadhafi regime in an effort to halt the escalating crisis, according to secret audio recordings recovered from Tripoli.
President Obama's nominee for attorney general argued Wednesday that she believes the president's executive actions on immigration are legal, rejecting the notion that they were an attempt to provide unilateral amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee urged his colleagues to remain focused on the credentials of the president's nominee to be the next Attorney General.
There's a lot to answer for at the Justice Department, and members of Congress want to hear how the president's nominee to be the next attorney general will deal with the controversial issues, said Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican.
The White House has ordered federal authorities to inquire of any illegal immigrants they happen to come across during the course of duty: Do you know whether you qualify for any type of amnesty grant under President Obama's recent deportation order?
A Libyan branch of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack that killed four foreigners and five security guards at a luxury hotel in Tripoli Tuesday, the most brazen assault to date in Libya by jihadists who've pledged allegiance to the extremist movement.
Republican lawmakers plan to grill U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday on everything from her position on President Obama's immigration amnesty to how she would pursue the Justice Department's investigation into the IRS targeting of tea party groups.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Monday that while the press exaggerates the divide between police and the communities they serve and it's not as bad as it's been in the past, there is still room for improvement.
President Obama said Thursday that he wants to improve training of police in minority communities so that officers can "be aware of their biases ahead of time."
More than two dozen conservative groups pressed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday to look into whether the federal prosecutor's office run by attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch violated restitution and crime victim laws in a major stock fraud case.
Lawmakers in several states are pushing to establish independent review boards that would have control of all investigations over fatal incidents that involve police officers, a move that many police advocacy groups are calling a mistake.
The Justice Department will not bring any federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, a white police officer involved in the death of a black teenager, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Radar intended for the military has seeped into the civilian sector and at least 50 different law enforcement agencies — including the FBI and the U.S. Marshall's Service — are now using technology that lets them peer into people's homes via radio waves.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas got into a shootout with a suspected drug smuggler along the border with Mexico on Wednesday.
Under the same program that has been criticized as "militarizing" local law enforcement, campus police departments have ramped up their armed presence, with Florida State University getting a Humvee and other university officers carrying semi-automatic rifles.
Police are looking for a man who fired into a packed Metro bus in the District Monday night and a woman who accompanied him on the bus.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden said the "breach" that exists between police and minority communities could be resolved, if all Americans agreed that "all life matters" equally and if law enforcement realized the "black male on the corner" might be the next Vincent van Gogh.
New York City may take down a terror report from its website that alerts law enforcement and citizens alike to the characteristics of would-be terrorists because critics say it discriminates against Muslims and is deeply flawed.
St. Louis has seen seven homicides in 24 hours — a sad reality that Police Chief Sam Dotson said only proves that the "criminals have been empowered" and that more gun control was needed.
The Secret Service said it's sending four senior-level officials packing into likely lower-level positions, the latest agency shake-up that comes on the heels of high-profile security lapses and widely reported sexual scandals.
A meeting by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in New York City on Tuesday turned into a shoving match after members voiced their anger at union President Patrick Lynch.
The marijuana legalization initiative adopted by D.C. voters was transmitted to Congress Tuesday, starting the clock on a review period that defies efforts by Republicans to block its implementation.
The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups have hit back hard at one Missouri lawmaker's plan to add a tax on guns sold in the state to pay for cameras for police officers.
The Justice Department wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by Twitter that claims the social media company's First Amendment rights were violated, The Hill reported Monday.
Family of an 18-year-old who pulled a replica handgun on officers inside a D.C. police station praised officers for not killing the man during the tense situation.
New York City police are on high alert following the terror attacks in Paris, and a leaked memo indicates that officers have been told to stay in their patrol cars when possible and watch passersby closely for signs of aggression.
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