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  • Lois Lerner hated conservatives, new emails show

    Newly released emails by Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, show "deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as '—holes,'" according to a House committee.


  • Rachel Smith, 32, of Richmond, looks over shotguns at the Bob Moates sport shop in Richmond, Va., on Thursday. Smith, the mother of five children and an avid hunter plans to purchase several guns before President-elect Obama takes office. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Gun-shy Obama

    His triumph in 2012 gave President Obama the flexibility he wanted to begin an all-out push for gun control.


  • Official White House photo of President Obama shooting a shotgun on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Obama's empty tough-talk: Gun prosecutions plummet on his watch

    President Obama decries gun violence and presses for more laws to restrict ownership, yet his Justice Department has prosecuted 25 percent fewer cases.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat. (Associated Press)

    Outrage over $190M deal for troubled federal contractor USIS

    For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department. Contractor USIS, which vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, won the contract over Virginia-based FCi Federal last month.


  • Illustration on unbridled democratic corruption by Linas Garsys/ The Washington Times

    RAHN: Government corruption on the rampage

    The Obama administration is arguably the most corrupt administration in U.S. history.


  • **FILE** Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks during a news conference in Washington on March 18, 2014. (Associated Press)

    Jeh Johnson pressed on $190M contract to company amid fraud probe

    Two top lawmakers demanded Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson explain why one of his federal agencies signed a contract for up to $190 million with a background check company the government is already targeting for fraud.


  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014, before the House  Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs subcommittee hearing on how the Justice Department is investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative political groups for extra scrutiny.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Top Justice official denies conspiring with IRS on tea party targeting

    The Justice Department is looking into former IRS employee Lois G. Lerner's lost emails and why it took her agency so long to report the missing messages to Congress and other federal authorities, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the House on Thursday.


  •  A float with the words "Obama Presidential Library" is seen during the Fourth of July parade in downtown Norfolk, Neb., Friday morning, July 4, 2014. The float has received criticism from  a city councilman and the Nebraska Democratic Party, and others. (AP PHOTO/NORFOLK DAILY NEWS/Darin Epperly)

    MALLOY: What IRS scandal? Holder's Justice Department investigates parade float

    It's good to see the Department of Justice tackling the tough issues. The Justice Department, notorious for its speed and eternal vigilance when it comes to policing the lawlessness of the Obama Administration, is investigating a controversial parade float critical of the president less than two weeks after its debut in a Fourth of July celebration in the small town of Norfolk, Nebraska. The parade float featured a zombie-like mannequin wearing overalls, standing outside of an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library."


  • Rep. Sean Duffy, Wisconsin Republican, says that Operation Choke Point seems to target business because the Department of Justice suspect they are fraudulent, not because of any actual evidence of wrongdoing. (Associated Press Photographs)

    GOP say Operation Choke Point targets gun sellers, tobacco shops

    Congressional Republicans warned Tuesday that the Justice Department's Operation Choke Point is using "an axe rather than a scalpel" to target fraudulent businesses, leaving legitimate enterprises such as gun sellers as collateral damage.


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