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  • ATF director to resign, agency sources say

    The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is expected to step down because of a controversial gun-running investigation that allowed weapons to be sold to suspected agents of Mexican drug cartels, according...
  • ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation

    ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation
    The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico. All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became...
  • More U.S. agencies implicated in Mexico gun-trafficking probe

    The embattled head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has told congressional investigators that some Mexican drug cartel figures targeted by his agency in a gun-trafficking investigation were paid informants for the FBI and...
  • ATF sought to downplay guns scandal, emails show

    ATF sought to downplay guns scandal, emails show
    Two days after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was killed in December, the top ATF supervisors in Phoenix said in internal emails that weapons found at the scene in Arizona came from a failed agency sting operation. But nearly two months later,...
  • U.S. to require more gun-buyer information in border states

    U.S. to require more gun-buyer information in border states
    As a backlash mounts over the government's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracing operation, the Justice Department will begin requiring firearms dealers in California and other border states to alert officials anytime they sell more than two semiautomatic...
  • Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes

    Firearms from ATF sting linked to 11 more violent crimes
    Firearms from the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious weapons trafficking investigation turned up at the scenes of at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., as well as at a Border Patrol agent's slaying in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has...
  • Where's Newt? Post-announcement vacation raises questions about Gingrich candidacy [Updated]

    Where's Newt? Post-announcement vacation raises questions about Gingrich candidacy [Updated]
    Weeks after launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has raised eyebrows among supporters and political observers by taking a vacation with his wife -- during the same week prominent religious...
  • Mitt bails out: Romney won't contest Iowa straw poll

    Mitt bails out: Romney won't contest Iowa straw poll
    Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012. In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
  • FBI report at odds with ATF claim on weapons

    FBI report at odds with ATF claim on weapons
    The claim by senior ATF officials that none of the weapons lost in the botched Fast and Furious sting operation were used in the shooting of a Border Patrol agent is not supported by FBI ballistics tests, according to a copy of the FBI report on the...
  • Newt Gingrich still on defensive after critique of GOP's Medicare plan

    Newt Gingrich still on defensive after critique of GOP's Medicare plan
    Newt Gingrich's presidential candidacy is only days old, and more than a decade after he last campaigned for public office, he's clearly shaking off some rust. On Tuesday, the former House speaker stepped up outreach to conservatives in an attempt to...
  • With Mike Huckabee out, Iowa governor sees 'wide-open' contest in leadoff nominating state

    With Mike Huckabee out, Iowa governor sees 'wide-open' contest in leadoff nominating state
    Calling Mike Huckabee's decision not to run for president a "momentous" development, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad predicted one of the most wide-open races in the history of the state's leadoff presidential caucuses, and urged candidates to step up their game...