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Justice Department: Texas Voter ID Rules Discriminatory

A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn’t expected before the November election.

09/03/2014

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Texas Election Map Trial Goes To Federal Court

A federal trial over Texas election maps is giving the Obama administration a chance to argue that the Voting Rights Act should still apply to the state — despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening it.

07/14/2014

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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

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cruz Proposes Bill Awarding $5M For Info On Benghazi Terrorists

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation on Thursday to require Secretary of State John Kerry to offer up to $5 million in reward money for information regarding last year’s Benghazi, Libya attacks.

11/07/2013

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Federal Report: Homeland Security Must Better Track Excessive Force Among Border Agents

A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of use-of-force policies, but recommended improvements to training and the tracking of such allegations.

09/18/2013

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Judge Orders New Trial In Katrina Bridge Killings

Romell Madison, whose mentally disabled brother, Ronald, was one of two unarmed people gunned down on the Danziger Bridge, said the family is “extremely disappointed” and urged the Justice Department to appeal the judge’s ruling.

09/18/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the 2013 America Bar Association (ABA) annual meeting on Aug. 12, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Justice Department Suing Texas Over State’s Voter ID Law

The Justice Department said Thursday it will sue Texas over the state’s voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over the state’s redistricting laws.

08/22/2013

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Texas AG: ‘I’ll Fight Obama’s Effort To Control Our Elections’

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.

07/25/2013

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Deal Would Reduce Sentence For Enron’s Skilling

Federal prosecutors and attorneys for convicted ex-Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling say they have reached an agreement that will reduce the jailed executive’s sentence for his role in the energy giant’s collapse.

05/08/2013

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Armstrong Case Could Hinge On Postal Benefit

Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake.

05/01/2013

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