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    Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for Attorney General Merrick Garland to launch a “wholesale review” of the attempts by the Justice Department to subpoena Democrats and members of the press. Schiff gave a wide-ranging interview to CBS’ John Dickerson on Face The Nation, during which, he was asked about the Trump-era DOJ’s secret attempts...
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he was pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland for a full investigation into the “gross abuses” by former President Donald Trump of the Department of Justice. Anchor John Dickerson asked, “The Department of Justice under the Trump administration...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found New Mexico’s former state tax chief guilty of embezzling more than $25,000 from a trucking business while she served in former Gov. Susana Martinez’s cabinet. Demesia Padilla, 61, could face up to 18 years in prison when she is sentenced for her conviction Friday on embezzlement and...
                      by Phill Kline  My first brush with cancel culture was in the ninth grade in 1975. Corporate daycare operators teamed with the state to cancel my mom’s in-home daycare referral business, which competed with corporate daycare. The “corporate connected” successfully pushed for new regulations to...
                        The U.S. Supreme Court decided Thursday to uphold a 2017 provision part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, that was challenged by Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody, and 17 other states. The provision nullified an “individual mandate” or “minimum...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A local towing company will pay $10,000 to settle claims that it charged too much and broke several vehicle codes and rules. READ MORE: Pennsylvania’s Employment Grew In May, As Labor Force Shrank State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Tag Towing & Collisions in West Mifflin...
    (CNN)Citing a lack of evidence of malicious intent, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will not pursue charges against a county commissioner who brandished a firearm during a virtual board meeting in January, her office announced Friday. After a "thorough review of the incident," Nessel's office found that "Clous' actions did not amount to criminal conduct...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a measure that the Legislature approved to crack down on violent protests. Groups such as the Dream Defenders and the Florida State Conference of the NAACP filed the...
                        Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on Tuesday issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against U.S. President Joe Biden’s ban on oil and gas leases on federal lands. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined 12 other state attorneys general...
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and and state Attorney General (AG) Eric Schmitt fired back on Thursday after the Justice Department (DOJ) sent a warning to the state over Parson's recent bill he said protects residents' Second Amendment rights. "Missouri is not attempting to nullify federal law," Parson and Schmitt wrote in a letter to Acting Assistant...
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday reversed horrific policies by the previous administration that eviscerated asylum protections for tens of thousands of people, including a 2018 decision by former Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III that ordered immigration judges to stop granting safety to most victims of domestic violence.  Merrick’s reversals were widely celebrated by...
    The 66-year-old pedestrian struck and fatally injured by a police car in South Jersey last week has been identified, authorities said. Zandra Baez of Camden was pronounced dead shortly after the collision on June 9, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal said his office is investigating the crash, which is normal stage...
    The 66-year-old pedestrian struck and fatally injured by a police car in South Jersey last week has been identified, authorities said. Zandra Baez of Camden was pronounced dead shortly after the collision on June 9, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal said his office is investigating the crash, which is normal stage...
                        Attorney General Mark Herring and Delegate Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) laid out competing visions for the Office of Attorney General in their first debate Tuesday. Herring said the attorney general should work for safety, justice, equality, and opportunity for all Virginians. “I believe...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland struck down two migrant asylum limits previously introduced by former President Donald Trump's administration. Matter of A-B, which was implemented by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2018, mandated that migrants fleeing due to domestic abuse or other issues must display proof their home country left them with “complete helplessness."...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland reversed a pair of decisions on asylum claims made during the Trump administration that restricted how people can claim asylum in the U.S. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the reversals on Wednesday, setting U.S. immigration policy back to where it was before decisions made by Trump-era DOJ officials, Attorney General...
    (CNN)The Justice Department on Wednesday reversed two Trump-era immigration decisions that narrowed who could qualify for asylum, including an opinion that removed some protections for victims of domestic violence and gang violence.The move marks the latest attempt by the Biden administration to distance itself from the immigration policies of President Donald Trump.Attorney General Merrick Garland...
    DENVER (CBS4)– President Joe Biden nominated Ken Salazar for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Mexican States. Salazar is one of 9 individuals nominated to serve as ambassadors. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages) According to the White House, Salazar “has served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Colorado U.S. Senator, and Colorado Attorney General. In...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland is considering whether to recommend a new criminal statute to prosecute domestic terrorists, among other tactics he is pledging to use to combat the growing threat of domestic extremist violence. This year, the FBI has seen an increase in the number of open domestic terrorism cases: racially and ethnically motivated attacks...
    WASHINGTON - In the last weeks of his administration, former U.S. President Donald Trump and his aides pressured the Justice Department to investigate his unfounded voting fraud complaints and upend his election loss, newly released documents Tuesday show.  Nearly five months after leaving office, Trump still contends he was cheated out of another four-year...
    An assistant band director at a Pennsylvania high school was arrested and then fired after police said they found more than 100 files containing child pornography on his devices, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office said in a Monday statement.  Stephen Gugoff, 39, was charged with 25 counts of disseminating child pornography and 50 counts of...
    Washington — New documents released Tuesday by Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee demonstrate the extent of efforts by former President Donald Trump to push the Justice Department to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election. Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York, the committee's chair, announced the release of documents ahead of...
    The Office of the Attorney General is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by encouraging all Georgians to learn the signs and how to report instances of abuse. “According to the National Council on Aging, up to five million older Americans are abused every year,...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland met with top executives at CNN, The New York Times and Washington Post Monday in the aftermath of revelations that gag orders were imposed while the Trump administration Department of Justice worked to seize emails of national security reporters.  In a statement, the DOJ called the meeting a "productive conversation," noting that media executives and Garland "agreed on the need for strong, durable rules."  During the...
    New York (CNN Business)Attorney General Merrick Garland says he will work to put the Justice Department's new pledge against spying on journalists into regulation, so that the promise has some teeth.Garland met with executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Monday afternoon in the wake of startling disclosures about the...
    The already contentious 2022 Republican primary for Texas attorney general – a contest that’s grabbed national attention – is adding another contender. Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman is jumping into the race, her political adviser confirmed to Fox News on Monday. GEORGE P BUSH COMES OUT SWINGING AS HE PRIMARY CHALLENGES TEXAS ATTORNEY...
    Washington — Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged Monday he would "move swiftly" to take action in response to an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general into an effort by the department during the Trump administration to obtain communications data from members of Congress and congressional staff. In a statement, Garland said there are "important...
    Arizona state Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● AZ-Sen, AZ-Gov: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a...
    New York (CNN Business)Leaders from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post will meet with US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday to discuss former President Trump's controversial White House leak investigation into reporter records from all three media outlets.The planned meeting comes more than a week after The New York Times revealed...
    HOUSE Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that attorneys from the Trump administration testify under oath about efforts to secretly subpoena information from Democrats and the news media. The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump is accused of using the subpoenas to track down leaks about Trump and Russia. 5Pelosi demanded members of Trump's...
    Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina Mark Robinson emphasized the importance of the American work ethic and his success story Saturday on "Unfiltered with Dan Bongino." Robinson is the first African American to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor in North Carolina and caught the public eye at a Greensboro City Council meeting, when he defended...
    Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr issued the following joint statement in regards to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it would review election integrity legislation in states across the country. “We welcome the Department of Justice taking an honest...
    Three women who accused a Newport Beach doctor and his girlfriend of drugging and raping them no longer want to be involved in the high-profile criminal case against the couple after they were “drug through the mud” by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, a state prosecutor said during a court hearing on Friday, June...
    Emails obtained by Michigan Capitol Confidential Friday show state Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) sought to arrest a defiant business owner prior to a scheduled appearance on Fox News. Marlena Hackney, purveyor of Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland, repeatedly defied orders to shutter her business and made frequent appearances on cable news programs and...
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warned Friday that the Justice Department would vigorously oppose state efforts to impose new curbs on voting rights for many Americans, particularly Blacks and other minorities. “We’re scrutinizing new laws that seek to curb access, and where we see violations, we will not hesitate to act,” Garland...
    In response to the weakening of the federal voting rights law by the Supreme Court in 2013, Attorney General Merrick Garland made a commitment to expand the Justice Department's efforts to protect voting rights, announcing a series of actions aimed at confronting state and local efforts that he said "will make it harder to vote." ...
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) politicized a high profile sexual abuse case that includes the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party as an alleged victim. Ron Weiser, who is also a member of the University of Michigan board of regents, alleged in March that he had been abused by now deceased U-M athletic doctor...
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland delivers remarks on voting rights at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, June 11, 2021.Tom Brenner | Pool | Reuters Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday that the Justice Department will swiftly increase its resources dedicated to enforcing voting rights protections, citing a 2013 decision by the Supreme Court...
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Friday that his office had initiated a review of the DOJ’s use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records of Members of Congress and of some in the news media. "The review will examine the Department’s compliance with applicable DOJ policies and procedures, and...
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Justice Department will aggressively fight efforts to restrict voting rights nationwide following a blitz of new voting restrictions in Republican-led states that stem from former President Donald Trump's lies that widespread fraud helped Joe Biden win the presidential election.In a speech Friday, Garland outlined a number of steps...
                        Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Thursday his intentions to run to represent the Grand Canyon State in the U.S. Senate. In a video announcing his candidacy, Brnovich said, “We entrust our elected leaders to protect our freedom and they’ve failed us....
    (CNN)Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich officially announced a Senate campaign on Thursday, eying a general election matchup with incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly.Brnovich, who was elected as the top law enforcement official for the state in 2014, enters the race as the favorite in a somewhat crowded field of Republicans to take on Kelly, who's...
                        A lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Ohio Attorney General David Yost aims to make Google a public utility, limiting the ways the search engine provides search results. “Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products–that’s discriminatory and...
    Texas Attorney General Candidate George P. Bush joined "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday to discuss his 2022 run to unseat embattled Republican Ken Paxton. BUSH: It’s my name on the ballot. I am my own man. I will be on the phone if elected as attorney general and take the call late at night if a border patrol official or a...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland broke with Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, refusing to tell migrants in Mexico and Central America not to come to the United States. This week, during a visit to Guatemala, Harris told migrants “do not come” to the U.S.-Mexico border in the hopes of being released into the U.S. interior,...
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warned Wednesday that ransom-motivated cyberattacks are "getting worse and worse," echoing other top Biden administration officials who have sounded the alarm about the problem in recent weeks.  "We have to do everything we possibly can here," Garland told lawmakers. "This is a very, very serious threat."   The attorney general's...
    The State Bar of Texas is reportedly investigating the state's attorney general, Ken Paxton, for litigation challenging President Joe Biden's wins in several swing states in the 2020 election. Although the state bar initially declined to look into Galveston Island Democrats Club President Kevin Moran's claims that Paxton's lawsuit was frivolous and unethical, a tribunal...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton 'wanted to disenfranchise the voters in four other states," said a local Texas Democratic Party official. 'It's just crazy.' The Texas bar association is investigating whether state Attorney General Ken Paxton's failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based...
    An Inspector General's report released Wednesday found that when law enforcement cleared Lafayette Park in front of the White House last June, security was the top priority – not a photo opportunity for Donald Trump. One week after the death of George Floyd and following days of unrest between Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters and...