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  • VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes

    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...
  • Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans avoid income taxes

     Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping Americans avoid income taxes
    Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to a criminal charge that it helped wealthy Americans dodge income taxes for decades, a plea federal officials said bolstered their efforts to show that no financial firm was too big to prosecute. The...
  • Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

    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...
  • Holder's race card

    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...
  • Politics have trumped ethics in the Obama administration

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
  • Attorney General Holder criticizes solitary confinement for juveniles

    Attorney General Holder criticizes solitary confinement for juveniles
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. spoke out Wednesday against what he described as the unnecessary use of solitary confinement for imprisoned juveniles who suffer from mental illness. “Across the country, far too many juvenile detention centers see...
  • FBI and other federal agents must now tape interviews with suspects

    Law enforcement officials from the FBI and other federal agencies, who for decades have jotted down confessions and statements from accused bootleggers, terrorists and others, soon will turn to video cameras and other electronic equipment. Under a new...
  • Study of death penalty in U.S. calls for overhaul

    Study of death penalty in U.S. calls for overhaul
    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...
  • Jewish center killings to be investigated as hate crimes

    AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as hate crimes, law enforcement officials said Monday. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and others...
  • Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified

    Toyota sudden-acceleration settlement is ratified
    NEW YORK — A federal judge ratified the landmark deal in the criminal prosecution of Toyota Motor Corp. over safety defects in its vehicles, but not without a tongue-lashing about the "reprehensible picture" of corporate misconduct the automaker...
  • U.S., Toyota reach $1.2 billion settlement over sudden acceleration problems

    U.S., Toyota reach $1.2 billion settlement over sudden acceleration problems
    Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement to end a U.S. criminal probe of sudden unexpected acceleration that led to the recall of more than 10 million vehicles, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.  Toyota admitted it misled...
  • Eric Holder asserts his commitment to fighting heroin

    Eric Holder asserts his commitment to fighting heroin
    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...