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Dr. Ben Carson is contemplating a 2016 presidential run. (Associated Press)

Ben Carson takes major step toward presidential campaign

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon turned conservative sensation, is taking a major step toward a 2016 presidential bid by forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned. Published August 1, 2014

The Justice Department is seeking the dismissal of a House lawsuit demanding that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. produce records on Operation Fast and Furious. President Obama has invoked executive privilege in the matter. (Associated Press)

ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s Fast and Furious book

EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico "gun-walking" scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times. Published October 6, 2013

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

SOLOMON: Chilling one reporter's sources

Across the table at one of Washington's classic power restaurants, my source sat smiling. We hadn't seen each other for more than six years. After the usual opening small talk and pleasantries, I posed the question I had come to dinner to ask. Published May 21, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately

For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have comforted the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since Sept. 11. Published December 22, 2008