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Feds Censure Local Police, Yet Give Lethal Weapons

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

09/21/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

CBS News has created a special page to track developments in the quickly-changing GM recall story. (credit: CBS News.com)

CBS News Tracks Developments, Updates On GM Recall

GM is recalling more than one and a half million cars.

03/13/2014

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Sen. Boxer Wants Probe On Troubled San Onofre Power Plant

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer wants the Justice Department to investigate if California utility executives deceived federal regulators about an equipment swap at the San Onofre nuclear power plant that eventually led to a radiation leak, The AP reported.

05/28/2013

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Senators: ‘Highly Unusual Set Of Events’ Behind Gas Price Spike

Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein are among six Senate Democrats calling for an investigation after last month’s record jump in gasoline prices.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Eric Holder Continues To Show Contempt Of Congress

Attorney General Eric Holder continued to show contempt of Congress in his remarks following the House vote to hold him “in contempt” for refusing to hand over documents associated with the Fast and Furious operation.

06/29/2012

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Lawyer, 33, Admits To Exposing Himself To 2 Women On Flight Leaving LA

A 33-year-old lawyer who exposed himself multiple times aboard a Los Angeles-to-Houston airline flight has pleaded guilty to two counts of making lewd acts.

06/21/2012

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Fast And Furious Will Destroy Obama

Wednesday, June 20, 2011 will go down in history as the day that was the beginning of the end for President Barack Obama’s presidency. With the president’s execution of executive privilege regarding United States Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal.

06/21/2012

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Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Calling For Eric Holder’s Resignation – Again

As the calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation over the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal rages on, there is a new wave of demands for him to step down regarding yet another issue […]

06/13/2012

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Justice Department To Monitor For Voter Discrimination Across California

The Justice Department is sending monitors to three California counties to watch for possible voter discrimination during the primary election.

06/04/2012

Former Immigration Agent Convicted Of Obstruction Of Justice

A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent was found guilty Tuesday of obstruction of justice and making false statements for giving bogus information to a federal prosecutor and a federal judge in Florida.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/13/2011

Police Investigate Alleged Hate Crime In Newport Beach

Police in Newport Beach are investigating an alleged hate-crime against an Arab-American taxi driver, a sergeant confirmed Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2011

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Feds Oppose Calif. Prop 19 To Legalize Marijuana

Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if the state’s voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2010

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