| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:45 PM
This one is for Mike.
He is a Houston reader who shot me an email after my recent column equating the GOP push for voter ID laws with voter suppression. I agreed with Attorney General Eric Holder who called that a modern-day poll tax. Mike did not.
| Jul 24, 2012
A big announcement for the NOPD.
The U.S. Justice Department has concluded its investigation of the New Orleans Police Department and is demanding sweeping changes.
"The consent decree will allow us to move forward," said. U.S Attorney General Eric...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Three local community activists will be asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the ACLU to open inquiries into the federal investigation of taped phone calls at the South Bend Police Department.
Two copies of the letters to Holder and the ACLU...
| May 31, 2012
| 10:21 PM
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach faced tough questioning during a visit to Wichita on Thursday.
Kobach defended the state's voter ID law passed by the legislature last year at a meeting at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center.
| Apr 19, 2012
| 1:48 PM
If all of America was just like the great families at the NRA 141stAnnual Members meeting in St. Louis last weekend, our country would be flawless. Surrounded by my family, friends, patriots, law enforcement and military heroes, veterans who have...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 1:23 PM
The first criminal charges have been filed in connection with the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster two years ago, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix was arrested in Texas on two counts of intentionally destroying evidence...
| Apr 26, 2012
After hearing the latest daily take from the John Edwards trial, now under way in Greensboro, N.C., you almost want to take a shower. It's better (or worse) than any daytime soap. It makes tabloids look tame.
In essence, what sounds like a weighty case...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I just stopped laughing long enough to bring you the good news from Gallier Hall: The Federal Government has arrived at the NOPD and they are here to help! Apparently, what has been plaguing this crime addled city is a lack of “cultural...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Amid solemn commemorations on Tuesday's 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama and other leaders emphasized how America has emerged stronger from the devastation that killed more than 2,900 people and forever changed the...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Just after 11:30 p.m., a few hours after dining on steak as President Obama's dinner guest, Pat Toomey walked onto the Senate floor to give his Republican colleague a 15-minute respite from a filibuster that was approaching the 12-hour mark.
| Mar 8, 2013
Republican Sen. John McCain is pushing 80 now, but he still has those jaws and the Teddy Roosevelt teeth that look as if they could chomp through a baseball bat.
Yet no matter how vital his bite, the Arizona Republican is getting up in years. So he can'...