| May 23, 2014
| 4:51 PM
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has been crusading for more lenient treatment for nonviolent drug offenders, making it a top priority before he is expected to leave office this year.
Recently, however, he has been forced to confront...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:44 AM
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON — Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Monday that the Justice Department will announce new clemency criteria aimed at freeing potentially thousands of prisoners convicted of using crack cocaine.
To prepare for the expected flood of...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
By charging five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. corporations on behalf of Chinese industry, the Obama administration claims it is taking a tough step to protect the intellectual property of American companies. In fact, the move isn't...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election.
The disputes, which involve...
| Apr 15, 2014
Last week, the president's lap dog blew his dog whistle (a dog whistle, if you didn't know, is coded language intended for a special constituency).
Speaking to the National Action Network, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said, "The last five years have...
| Apr 20, 2014
After years of mostly hedging any suggestion that racism has anything to do with President Barack Obama's ferocious opposition, there's a new racial etiquette in town. Top Democrats are slipping off the kid gloves.
"To a significant extent, the...
| Apr 23, 2014
When it comes to race in America, the last thing I'd want is to be considered a coward.
But then, it's so easy to be cowardly in America when it comes to race.
It's not normal for people to take positions that can leave them vulnerable and make it...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The death penalty should be overhauled "from the moment of arrest to the moment of death," and the lethal drug cocktail used in Oklahoma's botched execution last week should be abolished in favor of a single drug, according to a bipartisan panel of...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to be a large-scale grant of clemency in President Obama’s waning years in...