Justice Department & Capitol Hill

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also referred to as the Justice Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. Capitol Hill, aside from being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. 5.0/5

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named forme…
WASHINGTON — A Cincinnati-area man who sympathizes with Islamic State militants has been charged by the Justice Department with planning to attack the U.S. Capitol with a semi-automatic rifle and kill as many government officials on Capitol Hill as possible. The FBI arrested Christopher Lee Cornell,…
Senator Rand Paul has informed Senate Majority Harry Reid he will place a hold on David Barron -- a nominee to the first circuit court of appeals. Barron was formerly a lawyer at the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel where he reportedly wrote the legal justification for the Administration's targeted killing of American Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011. Senator Paul is now demanding the full release of that legal memo before Barron's nomination can proceed. RT's Sam Sacks reports from Capitol Hill.
Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Justice Department. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo) Watching a congressional hearing usually amounts to the civic duty equivalent of eating your ve...
controversial Justice Department nominee is at the center of a dramatic clash on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers prepare to vote Wednesday on whether to move the nomination forward despite mounting concerns about his past work on behalf of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Debo Adegbile's confirmation is by no means assured, despite Democrats pushing through new Senate rules that allow such nominations to advance with just 51 votes -- as opposed to the customary 60. Last week, a high-profile Democrat -- Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey -- came out against Adegbile. Several moderate Democrats facing re-election this year have not said which way they will vote. A test vote is set for shortly before noon. Republican and law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police, meanwhile, are staunchly opposed. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., questioned Tuesday whether Adegbile could be counted on to advocate for the civil rights "of all Americans," if confirmed to the post of Civil Rights Division director. The presi ...
Today's news from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.): Veterans: A measure by Veterans' Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is expected to face a procedural vote as soon as Tuesday. The legislation includes measures to permit veterans to receive in-state tuition benefits should they change their state of residence; provide a broader dental program; and require additional congressional oversight for the Veterans Administration's new digital tracking system for disability claims, National Journal reported. Comcast: Comcast's plan to buy Time Warner Cable so far has not drawn much explicit opposition on Capitol Hill. Sen. Sanders said more media consolidation would mean "less local control, fewer outlets offering differing viewpoints and less ownership diversity." Sanders posted a poll on his website asking people whether regulators should approve such a deal, Communications Daily reported. Sen. Al Franken asked the FCC, Justice Department and FTC for a review. Social Security: President Obama dropped a controversial ...
Chuck Grassley is one of Iowa's senators. Grassley: Obama should work more with Congress Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa did not think much of President Obama’s use of Executive Order or other plans the president proposed during Tuesday evening’s State of the Union. “The Constitution created three branches of the federal government, and checks and balances among the branches that are fundamental to our strength as a nation,” Grassley said in a press release following Obama’s speech. “Based on that, the president should use his pen and phone to build coalitions on Capitol Hill and sign legislation into law, not issue executive orders that Congress and the American people don’t support. “The president spoke about inequality. Congress and the president should find common ground and create economic growth that builds people up. We ought to reform the tax code to close loopholes and give job creators the certainty and confidence to expand, hire and raise wages. We can’t tax and spend our way ...
Finally, has some update being sought toward uncovering investigative inquiry. We want size, action, location, unit marking, time, and equipment reports to decipher surrounding motivations for preceding pulling out of military assets from the area happening in weeks and months prior to the attack. Also for what happened at the first and succeeding waves of attack is needed. And further what is being hidden by the evasions of the executive from by related and unofficial relations clouding full disclosure, covering illicit mutualities, clouding the parties to the objects, and ultimately clouding the objects illegal and without authority that were the global motivations to these derelict removals of support to purposefully remove military protections in preparation to silence Ambassador Stevens killing him and other dedicated military operatives. "WASHINGTON — Two of the Justice Department's key witnesses in last year's terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, were summoned to Capitol Hill ...
Good article on what issues the unions have brought to the attention of the DOJ. September 23, 2013 DOJ tells unions "settlement option" available just very difficult for American, US Airways to provide As American Airlines and US Airways workers were rallying on Capitol Hill for the government to approve the merger between the two carriers, union leaders met with top Justice Department officials to discuss the pending antitrust lawsuit. Bill Gray, Transport Workers Union Local 544 president, was one of the union leaders at the Thursday meeting where DOJ Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer listened to labor's concerns but reiterated that a settlement prior to the November trial was unlikely. "The assistant Attorney General did mention they filed the suit in such a way that there really was no settlement that would be workable but he did indicate that they would always be open to a settlement," Gray said. "Mr. Baer suggested there was a settlement option but that it would be very difficult for the carrier ...
I really don't know much about stuff like this. but this sounded creative...and it sure would be a relief to not have that horrible organization in our country. How to Make Taxes Fair and Abolish the IRS By Peter Morici Congressional frustration with efforts to get to the bottom of IRS targeting... plainly shows the tax agency is dangerous to civil liberties, irrevocably broken and corrupting national politicians. Investigators on Capitol Hill and in the Justice Department may be able to finger a few malefactors, but that won’t fix the IRS. The union representing IRS employees is deeply involved in the management of the agency, its leaders have the self-pronounced goal of cultivating a culture that encourages employees to exercise discretion in ways harmful to free speech and association. Simply, the IRS is not a neutral tax-collecting institution, but a collection of grass roots activists who enjoy virtually unchecked sovereign power to destroy the personal reputations and finances of those who oppose ...
Homeland Security seeks domestic spying capabilities similar to the National Security Agency's By Josh Peterson Published: June 18, 2013 2:26 Domestic spying capabilities used by the National Security Agency to collect massive amounts of data on American citizens could soon be available to the Department of Homeland Security --- a bureaucracy with the power to arrest citizens that is not subject to limitations imposed on the NSA. Unlike the DHS, the NSA is an intelligence agency, not a domestic law enforcement agency. It cannot arrest those suspected of wrongdoing. That power of the federal government lies with agencies under the jurisdiction of the Justice Department, the Treasury, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies. The NSA and DHS have waged a long Capitol Hill turf war over cybersecurity. Bills such as the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 have sought to clearly define the relationship between the two agencies, but struggled to get off th ...
HOLDER HEAT Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. defended himself Thursday amid growing criticism and calls for his resignation, saying on Capitol Hill that he has done a "good job" and would remain the nation's top law enforcement officer until he has accomplished his goals. Holder appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee following weeks in the hot seat over the Justice Department's handling of leak investigations that involved seizing evidence from news reporters. The committee's ranking member, Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), told Holder that recent controversies have "overwhelmed the Justice Department and cast a shadow of doubt upon the Attorney General." The Attorney General replied: "I have not done a perfect job. I have done a good job. But I'm always trying to do better." As if Holder needed any more headaches, his scheduled appearance came one day after publication of a leaked, top-secret court order that gave the National Security Agency the power to review millions of phone call record ...
While Attorney General Eric Holder's Capitol Hill appearance Wednesday was marked by a heated argument with his chief Republican critic, more and more Democrats are joining the fray -- in a sign that the Justice Department's seizure of journalists' phone records may trigger a bipartisan challenge to...
Holder has been in the hot seat before, but this time he and his department have little political cover. Attorney General Eric Holder will face a barrage of questions Wednesday on Capitol Hill in the wake of his decision to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation that has targeted med...
WASHINGTON – A top Justice Department official under President Ronald Reagan tore into Justice Antonin Scalia for holding a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill with tea partyers.
Obama orders Justice Department to send lawmakers bogus rationale for illegal drone wars and the assassination of American citizens. The Document on Obama's policy for killing Americans without due process has already been leaked, so, Obama said he would finally (after a year of them asking) release the docs to Congress. BUT... well, you should read this: A drumbeat of demands to see the document has swelled on Capitol Hill in recent days as the Senate Intelligence Committee prepares to hold a confirmation hearing for John Brennan, who helped manage the drone program, to be CIA director. Those demands were only intensified by the leak this week of an unclassified “white paper” on how decisions are made to target U.S. citizens abroad that the Justice Department confidentially sent to key lawmakers last year. The unclassified memo says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders continually engaged in operations aimed at killing Americans, ...
WHERE ARE THE POLITICIAN VOICES WHEN POLICE OFFICERS MURDERED UNARMED AMERICAN CITIZEN IN AMERICA “DRONE KILLING MORE IMPORTANT??? Administration lawyers found it is lawful to kill an American citizen if a “high-level” government official believes the target is an operational leader of al Qaeda who poses “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States” and if capture is infeasible, according to a newly disclosed Justice Department document. The Obama administration has carried out more than 300 CIA drown strikes in Pakistan, far more than his predecessor, President George W. Bush, according to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Pressure is building from Capitol Hill for the White House to outline its legal authority to kill American citizens in counterterrorism operations. Killing anti-American Citizen Terrorist” oversea by way of a Drone is America protecting Americans! Politician against the use of Drones against “anti-American Citizen Terrorist” are hypocritical! Wh ...
The congressmen who asked Eric Holder to testify on Capitol Hill today should cite the Justice Department for contempt. They expected to cross-examine General Holder and they got Sergeant Schultz. Holder said he was just as upset as everyone else, and shocked — shocked! — that guns were being traffi...
Attorney General Eric Holder today apologized to lawmakers for an inaccurate report his office sent to Capitol Hill about the controversial Fast and Furious operation. Justice Department lawyers provided Sen. Charles Grassley’s office with information about the tactic of guns being walked into Mexic...
This week, Republicans on Capitol Hill opened yet another front in their continuous sniping against the Obama administration, the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder. Having demanded
Click image to see more photos. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill. (Susan Walsh/AP) President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege on Wednesday for the first time since taking office to withhold certain Justice Department documents tied to the flawed "Operation Fas...
The Gunwalking scandal known as Fast and Furious is about to come to a head on Capitol Hill. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are frustrated with what they see as stonewalling by Attorney General Eric Holder. Now, they're ready to vote to hold him in contempt of Congress. CBS News' Shary...
Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are asking the Justice Department to investigate the harassment of conservative bloggers that includes bogus 911 calls that send police to their homes to investigate shootings.
Earlier on Studio B, Judge Napolitano discussed the Fast and Furious Operation and what’s at stake for the Justice Department. He said, “Attorney General Holder seems to be antagonizing them [Congress] and making matters worse each time he’s there [Capitol Hill]. This shouldn’t be a Republican or De...
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday will be on Capitol Hill where he is expected be asked questions about the Justice Department's failed Fast and Furious gun operation and reports earlier this week about related wiretap applications.
Charges of Contempt of Congress Against AG Eric Holder are soon coming. The LA Times reports: “Republican House leaders have drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation against AG Eric H. Holder, Jr. in which they charge that he& his Justice Department have repeatedly ‘obstructed& slowed’ Capitol Hill investigation into the ATF’s flawed Fast Furious gun-tracking operation.
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