'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
President Obama, who will travel to Boston to speak at a service for victims of Monday's bombing, on Tuesday called the deadly attack a "heinous and cowardly act" of terrorism.
President Obama denounced the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday and vowed to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice.
With a flash of fire and a pair of deafening blasts, the Boston Marathon disintegrated Monday into a bloody scene of chaos and terror after two bombs went off near the finish line of the iconic race, killing at least three, severing limbs, injuring more than 130 and setting the country on high alert.
U.S. and Libyan authorities investigating the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi are being hamstrung by the Libyan government's lack of control over the eastern part of the country.
All sides say they want better enforcement of current gun laws, but law enforcement officials are warning the budget cuts looming at the end of this week would be a major setback to those efforts — and could end up putting more guns in the hands of criminals.
One of NASA's renowned research centers has been under a four-year FBI investigation for the possible transfer of secret weapon-system technology to foreign countries, including China, two Republican congressmen have disclosed.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III briefed members of Congress Wednesday on former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' resignation, a congressional source said.
Congressional leaders are calling on Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to explain why their agencies kept information about former CIA Director David H. Petraeus' extramarital affair from the White House, Congress and the U.S. intelligence community as the scandal expanded and ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Trying to force the fight over intelligence leaks straight to the Senate floor, Republicans on Tuesday introduced a resolution that would put the chamber's members on record over whether they think an independent counsel is needed to look at the Obama administration.
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice-presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.
"These collaborative efforts, with the help and cooperation of the public, resulted in the successful outcome we have seen tonight. The investigation will continue as part of our efforts to seek answers and justice, and there will be no pause in that effort," he said.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday that, while Libyan authorities have been willing to cooperate in the investigation into the attack, "it is exceptionally difficult — particularly in eastern Libya, in Benghazi."