The Department of Justice has filed a formal complaint accusing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of "us[ing] a weapon of mass destruction" and "malicious destruction of property resulting in death" for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.
There were no partisan defections among the New York delegation in this afternoon's party line vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.(1)
While part of the New York delegation was walking out in protest, two of the state's Democrats voted in favor of holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress this afternoon.
Kathy Hochul and Bill Owens, both of whom represent conservative upstate districts, were among 17 Democrats who joined with the entire Republican caucus in supporting the resolution.
Democrats in Congress just voted unanimously to support a planned walk-out by the Congressional Black Caucus this afternoon, when the House considers whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, according to a source in Washington.
Conservative prankster James O'Keefe released an edited video today showing an election worker in Washington offering a young white man with a beard a ballot for Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney general who recently downplayed the notion that voter fraud was a problem.(1)
Nadler, on NYPD, 'increasingly worried about the delicate balance of public safety and civil liberties'
After Occupy Wall Street protesters and police officers clashed in and around Zuccotti Park this weekend, on the six-month anniversary the movement, Democratic congressman Jerry Nadler, whose district includes the downtown area that served as a base for the Occupy protests, called for a federal probe into allegations that police mistreated demonstrators and journalists. Nadler issued a similar call after the NYPD broke up the original encampment in Zuccotti Park last year.(1)
On the heels of reports that Attorney General Eric Holder will "review" complaints about the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims, and that the F.B.I.'s Newark chief believes such activities are counterproductive, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that critics of the policy were motivated by a desire for attention.
Holder wonders why Justice doesn't get more credit on financial crime, and why affirmative action is in question
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is bothered by the perception that the Justice Department hasn't been vigorous enough in prosecuting financial crime.
At an event at Columbia University yesterday moderated by university president Lee Bollinger, he said, "For some reason, I’m not sure exactly why, all the great work that has been done has not somehow seeped into the American consciousness."(1)
Representative Jerrold Nadler is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the NYPD's clearing of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park last month.
Last week, Governor Rick Perry of Texas came to New York City to accept an award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, and prefaced his acceptance speech by saying he was going to "let 'er rip."
Perry went on to criticize President Obama's Justice Department and the "ill-conceived operation known as Fast and Furious," and, in particular, the leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder.
Before Texas Governor Rick Perry received an award at the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation luncheon this afternoon, the Police Pipe and Drums of Bergen County marched to the front of the Waldorf Astoria ballroom and played "Amazing Grace."
It didn't exactly rile up the crowd for Perry, whose campaign has been on life support after a series of painful debate performances. Most of the award recipients got full standing ovations. Perry's ovation was partial, and a little perfunctory.(2)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(2)