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An internal watchdog is criticizing the Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons for not warning fellow agencies about a contractor causing problems.
EXCLUSIVE: The Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced suggesting federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.
House GOP leaders came to the defense of school-choice advocates Tuesday, calling on the Justice Department to reconsider its legal opposition to a popular school voucher program in Louisiana that gives some students from low-income families the chance to escape failing education systems.
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. on Wednesday declassified three documents that showed there have been "a number of technical compliance problems" with the government's phone-snooping program, as the Obama administration fights to preserve what it says is a critical tool in the war on terror.
A government watchdog group demanded Monday in a letter that Attorney General Eric Holder investigate James Clapper, accusing the intelligence head of lying about NSA intelligence collection practices during recent congressional testimony.
A Louisiana sheriff is furious after the federal government cut funding for two programs that are aimed at helping troubled teens because he refused to quit praying at the meetings.
"DOJ spent $58 million on conferences last year, prompting Senate inquiry" (Web, June 12) inaccurately characterizes as Justice Department "junkets" core national security and law-enforcement training covering subjects such as advanced counterintelligence techniques, crime-scene evidence photography, weapons of mass destruction preparedness and response, forensic examination of crime scenes and prevention of money laundering. This and similar training is essential to having a highly skilled national security and law-enforcement workforce. Also, the conference on international drug enforcement, which was hosted by the Indonesian government, had more than 300 international attendees, not 30 attendees, as the piece reported.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's oversight of millions of dollars in Justice Department grant money was "inadequate," according to an audit released Monday, and the organization failed to adequately oversee funding it provided to local affiliate agencies.
With journalists now justifiably fearful that the federal government could examine their telephone logs and dig up other information, support is growing in Congress for a measure to help reporters keep their sources confidential.
Under growing pressure, the White House on Wednesday released emails that showed the talking points crafted to explain the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi last year were changed at the behest of a State Department worried about political fallout.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday defended the Justice Department's use of its subpoena power to monitor the telephone records of editors and reporters at The Associated Press in a leak investigation, but said he was unaware of the details because he had recused himself from the leak case.
They're called national security letters and the FBI issues thousands of them a year to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. They're sent without judicial review and recipients are barred from disclosing them.
When President Barack Obama pledged unprecedented openness in government on his second day in office, his Justice Department dispatched a missive laying down the new rules for all federal agencies.
The Justice Department probe into the collapse of solar panel maker Solyndra LLC after the company received a half-billion dollars in federal loan guarantees has prompted requests by government lawyers investigating the company for closing documents and invoices, according to newly filed court records.
A Taiwanese company was fined $500 million Thursday and its former president and executive vice president were each sentenced to three years in prison for their leading roles in a global LCD screen price-fixing conspiracy.