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Lawmaker sees way to avoid "Fast and Furious" court case

Sep 20 2012

WASHINGTON The Republican lawmaker leading a congressional probe into a botched anti-gun trafficking operation on Thursday suggested he was willing to call off a courtroom showdown with Attorney General Eric Holder if the Justice Department shows more cooperation.

Lawmaker says sees way to avoid "Fast and Furious" court case

Sep 20 2012

WASHINGTON The Republican lawmaker leading a congressional probe into a botched anti-gun trafficking operation on Thursday suggested he was willing to call off a courtroom showdown with Attorney General Eric Holder if the Justice Department shows more cooperation.

House Republicans sue Attorney General Holder over gun probe

Aug 13 2012

WASHINGTON House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against Attorney General Eric Holder, the country's top law enforcement official, seeking to obtain documents on a botched operation to link Arizona gun sales to Mexican drug cartels.

"Fast and Furious" gun case doomed by reckless strategy: report

Jul 31 2012

WASHINGTON The failed gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious" was marred by missteps and an "inherently reckless strategy" from the beginning, said a report released on Tuesday by congressional Republicans.

U.S. 'Fast and Furious' gun case doomed by reckless strategy -report

Jul 31 2012

WASHINGTON The failed U.S. gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious" was marred by missteps and an "inherently reckless strategy" from the beginning, said a report released on Tuesday by congressional Republicans.

CBO says healthcare ruling could save $84 billion

Jul 24 2012

WASHINGTON Last month's Supreme Court ruling that upheld President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare law could save the U.S. government some $84 billion over 11 years, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday.

Tax cut votes prelude to bigger "fiscal cliff" fight

Jul 24 2012

WASHINGTON The Congress is set to begin debating this week whether to extend hundreds of billions of dollars in expiring tax cuts in what amounts to a round of shadow boxing in advance of the real battle after the November elections.

Tax cut votes prelude to bigger "fiscal cliff" fight

Jul 23 2012

WASHINGTON The Congress is set to begin debating this week whether to extend hundreds of billions of dollars in expiring tax cuts in what amounts to a round of shadow boxing in advance of the real battle after the November elections.

Panetta orders Pentagon to monitor media for information leaks

Jul 20 2012

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media for disclosures of classified information in an effort to stop the release of government secrets after a series of high-profile leaks.

Panetta orders Pentagon to monitor media for information leaks

Jul 19 2012

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media for disclosures of classified information in an effort to stop the release of government secrets after a series of high-profile leaks.

World News

U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.