Man gets 25 years in Family Research Council shooting
September 19th, 2013
12:58 PM ET
7 months ago

Man gets 25 years in Family Research Council shooting

Washington (CNN) – The Virginia man who pleaded guilty to shooting a Family Research Council employee last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison.

Floyd Corkins has said he disagreed with the Family Research Council's stance against gay marriage.

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Man charged in threats to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
August 29th, 2013
12:16 PM ET
8 months ago

Man charged in threats to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

(CNN) - A man has been arrested for making threats against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, law enforcement officials said Thursday.

Anirruddha Sherbow was apprehended by Mexican law enforcement officers in Tijuana on Wednesday. The FBI and U.S. Capitol Police said Sherbow made threats against the Hawaii Democrat this month that were "deemed credible."

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Filed under: Tulsi Gabbard
Napolitano defends record at DHS as she prepares to step down
August 27th, 2013
08:14 PM ET
8 months ago

Napolitano defends record at DHS as she prepares to step down

Washington (CNN) - Janet Napolitano has a few words of advice for whoever succeeds her as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: "You will need a large bottle of Advil."

Napolitano said Tuesday her job is "very big and complex" but is also very rewarding.
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Filed under: Homeland Security • Janet Napolitano
Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme
June 26th, 2013
09:40 PM ET
10 months ago

Tennessee man charged in Romney tax return extortion scheme

Washington (CNN) - A Tennessee man was indicted Wednesday, accused of making a false claim that he had obtained tax returns for then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and then trying to extort money for them, federal prosecutors said.

Michael Mancil Brown, 34, of Franklin is charged with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of extortion. It was not immediately clear Wednesday whether Brown had an attorney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Taxes • Tennessee
Republicans say Holder will submit answers to leak questions next week
June 14th, 2013
07:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Republicans say Holder will submit answers to leak questions next week

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder will send the House Judiciary Committee additional information next week to clarify his earlier testimony about reporters and leak investigations, according to Republican leaders of the panel.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisconsin, said Friday in a statement that Holder has agreed to respond to specific questions the Republicans submitted to him at the end of May. A committee aide told CNN that Holder is supposed to submit his answers in writing by Wednesday, June 19.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • House • Justice Department
Prosecutors want 4 year sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr.
June 7th, 2013
03:31 PM ET
10 months ago

Prosecutors want 4 year sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr.

Washington (CNN) – Federal prosecutors want former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to receive a sentence of four years in prison for misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds, which he used to cover personal expenses.

A government sentencing memo released Friday also calls for Jackson to pay back that money to the campaign and asks for the forfeiture of some of Jackson’s assets to do so.
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Filed under: Illinois • Jesse Jackson Jr.
DOJ defends Holder's statement on leak investigation
June 3rd, 2013
04:44 PM ET
11 months ago

DOJ defends Holder's statement on leak investigation

Washington (CNN) – The Justice Department said Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder's recent testimony about leak cases involving reporters was "accurate and consistent," the latest response in an effort to refute charges the attorney general perjured himself in Congressional testimony.

Holder authorized a search warrant to get e-mails from a reporter's personal account but the Justice Department said at no time "have prosecutors sought approval to bring criminal charges against the reporter."
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Justice Department
Not so secret meetings with Holder
May 31st, 2013
08:33 PM ET
11 months ago

Not so secret meetings with Holder

Washington (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder's off-the-record meetings with the news media on guidelines for handling investigations of leaks to journalists suddenly are not so buttoned-up.

The Justice Department's initial ground rules for the discussions proved so controversial many organizations declined to participate, including the Associated Press, the New York Times and CNN.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Justice Department
Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks
May 29th, 2013
11:20 PM ET
11 months ago

Holder runs into roadblocks on off-the-record meetings on leaks

Updated at 12:38 p.m. ET on Thursday 5/30

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder's plans to sit down with media representatives to discuss guidelines for handling investigations into leaks to the news media have run into trouble.

The Associated Press issued a statement Wednesday objecting to plans for the meetings to be off the record. "If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter," said Erin Madigan White, the AP's media relations manager.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Justice Department
May 29th, 2013
06:11 PM ET
11 months ago

DOJ says e-mails, letter prove it notified Fox of subpoenas

Updated 8:04 p.m. on Wednesday, 5/29

Washington (CNN) - Under fire for seeking records of journalists' communications, government officials pushed back Wednesday against statements from Fox News that it was not notified about government subpoenas to the organization.

On Wednesday a law enforcement official showed CNN paperwork to support Justice's claim that on August 27, 2010 three messages were sent out about the subpoenas and went to both a lawyer for Fox News' parent company, News Corporation, and reporter James Rosen.
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Filed under: Fox News • Justice Department
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