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  • Justice Dept. to give $1.5 million for Newtown relief efforts

    Justice Dept. to give $1.5 million for Newtown relief efforts
    Three days after the nation marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Justice Department officials announced a $1.5-million grant to help reimburse organizations that provided relief efforts to victims. The grant,...
  • Gun dealer in Fast and Furious case could be freed

    WASHINGTON — A firearms dealer convicted during the fallout from the government's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program may soon be set free after winning a court battle for a new sentencing hearing. A federal magistrate has ruled that...
  • Crony capitalism led to flawed Obamacare rollout [Letter]

    Crony capitalism led to flawed Obamacare rollout [Letter]
    Regarding commentator Jules Witcover's column on President Barack Obama's leadership, Mr. Obama's competence is in politics and campaigning; he is not a leader, a manager or even an administrator ("His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence," Nov. 18)....
  • 50 ways to beat the heat

    It's definitely time, past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, or add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted emails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot under...
  • Tunisian Man Arrested in Deadly Attack on Benghazi Consulate

    Tunisian Man Arrested in Deadly Attack on Benghazi Consulate
    The Tunisian government on Wednesday confirmed it has arrested a 28-year-old Tunisian reportedly linked to the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya, according to the AP. Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled said Ali Harzi was in custody in...
  • 2/21/2013-Get Serious About Gun Control

    2/21/2013-Get Serious About Gun Control
    Here's an update on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. There isn't one. Well, there is one, but Congress has stripped it of a leader, cut down on the number of agents and choked its budget to the point where it's almost impossible to do its job....
  • Durbin: Feds to write $165 million check to state for unused prison

    Durbin: Feds to write $165 million check to state for unused prison
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said today that under President Barack Obama’s directive, the federal Department of Justice will purchase the long-unused Thomson prison in northwestern Illinois, cutting a check and bypassing the objections of a veteran...
  • Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

    WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from...
  • Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches

    Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood. It was 2010 and word...
  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • Obama has mishandled Syria

    Obama has mishandled Syria
    I am outraged by the use of gas by the Syrian government but equally outraged by the administration's mishandling of the whole process. Of course the U.S. should take some type of action ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). But President Barack Obama should...