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Operation Fast and Furious

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  • Killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry detailed in court papers

    WASHINGTON — "I'm hit! I'm hit!" U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry cried into the southern Arizona darkness that night, Dec. 14, 2010. "I can't feel my legs!" The 40-year-old Border Patrol agent, who was less than four years on the job,...
  • Fast and Furious gun dealer released from prison

    WASHINGTON — The firearms dealer caught up in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious scandal has won an early release from prison after a federal judge ruled that prosecutors overcharged him in alleging he sold high-powered weapons to...
  • 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 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...
  • Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief

    Rep. Cummings: Obama's defender in chief
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, now the senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has emerged as the leader and spokesman against what President Barack Obama calls "phony scandals." The committee's chairman, Republican...
  • 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)....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 1st 'Fast and Furious' defendant sentenced

    1st 'Fast and Furious' defendant sentenced
    SAN DIEGO - The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison. Danny Cruz Morones, 24, of Phoenix...
  • Gun industry thrives during Obama's term in office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the "most anti-gun president in American history." Gun buyers fear that...