The Justice Department's secret review of Associated Press telephone records gives advocates for federal employees one more reason to doubt the Obama administration's full commitment to protecting whistle-blowers, particularly those in national security agencies.
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans, including Maryland Rep. Andy Harris, stepped up their criticism of Labor Secretary nominee Tom Perez on Tuesday, amplifying their concerns a day before the former state official faces a Senate committee vote on his confirmation.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday at Towson University that Baltimore County Police was one of 13 law enforcement agencies to receive a federal grant for intellectual property crime.
Jason Weinstein prosecuted some of Baltimore's most high-profile cases of the last decade, earning praise from police and others. But in a U.S. Department of Justice report last week, he was criticized for failing to spot problems with the Fast and Furious sting that led to the death of a federal agent. He stepped down from the agency.
Responding to questions about a reporter who interrupted President Barack Obama's immigration address in the Rose Garden on Friday, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said he expected racism "probably had something to do with it."