US Might Let Snowden Come Home, If He Pleads Guilty To A Felony & Serves Time

Former Attorney General Eric Holder suggested the possibility of a deal exists, but there’s little substantial evidence of a shift in attitude from the Justice Department.

Attorney General Eric Holder

WASHINGTON --- Recent interviews with Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general, have spurred rumors that the U.S. government might offer Edward Snowden, the exiled NSA whistleblower, a plea bargain. Yet there’s little evidence such a deal actually exists and even less indication that Snowden would be interested if it did. Holder spoke with

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Obama Calls Delay Of His Attorney General Nominee ‘Crazy’

“What are we doing here?” Obama said. “I have to say there are times when the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far. This is an example of it. It’s gone too far. Enough. Enough.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. "What are we doing here?"

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Police Struggle To Fight America’s Growing Heroin Epidemic

Law enforcement agencies across the country lack the data they need to effectively address the nation’s heroin epidemic, but they may actually be the ones behind the data blackout.

Lori Gonsalves

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s fatal heroin overdose in February has helped to bring to focus the growing heroin epidemic in the United States. According to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of drug overdoses in the U.S. has grown at a staggering pace -- only motor vehicle accidents are a larger

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White House Allows CIA To Heavily Edit Torture Report

“As much of the report as possible should be made public,” he said. The release will help ensure “no administration contemplates such a program in the future.”

WASHINGTON — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can be made public. In a letter to the president, Sen.

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US Announces $1.2B Japan Auto. Toyota Criminal Saftey Settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. and filed a criminal charge alleging the Japanese automaker defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Under the agreement, announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the company will admit that it […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. and filed a criminal charge alleging the Japanese automaker defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Under the agreement, announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the company will

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Report Finds Mortgage Fraud Ranks Low On DOJ’s List

When it comes to mortgage fraud, there’s a notable discrepancy between what the Justice Department says and what it does.

Senate Banking Committee member Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D- Mass. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Nov. 12, 2013. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

In October 2012, in the run-up to the presidential election, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that through the Department of Justice’s Distressed Homeowner Initiative, it brought charges against 530 mortgage fraud defendants for fraud resulting in losses of more than $1 billion. “The success of the Distressed Homeowner Initiative, and

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