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Time - 1 hour 20 min ago
After securing a several major court victories on Thursday, Democrats who have been worried about whether the United States Postal Service (USPS) is capable of efficiently and securely delivering ballots before Election Day, breathed a—temporary—sigh of relief. “We are fortunate to have a system where an attorney general could walk into a courtroom and make…...
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Daily News - 2 hours 44 min ago
Weeks after the ban beat back a legal challenge filed by bodega owners and a plastic company, the Department of Environmental Conservation will start requiring stores to comply with the state's plastic bag prohibition on Oct. 19, according to the letter signed by Assistant Attorney General Susan Taylor.
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The Raw Story - 2 hours 49 min ago
Recent actions by the U.S. Attorney General, said chairs of key House committees, “clearly appear intended to benefit President Trump politically.” Four Democratic House committee chairs on Friday urged the Justice Department’s internal watchdog to launch an emergency probe into whether DOJ officials, including Attorney General William Barr, violated the law by taking actions intended […]...
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Politico - 4 hours 8 min ago
"We are concerned by indications that Attorney General Barr might depart from longstanding DOJ principles," they say.
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The Guardian - 4 hours 36 min ago
Tory ex-attorney general is an odd bedfellow for communist playwright Robert Bolt. Yet both believe in the value of the law It is fascinating to find Sir Geoffrey Cox, the former attorney general, posting on Twitter a scene from Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons to affirm his belief in the sanctity of the law . Since Bolt was a one-time communist, an active supporter of CND and a dramatist who wrote a hagiographic portrait of Lenin in State of Revolution, he and Cox make strange bedfellows...
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The Raw Story - 5 hours 6 min ago
Four of the most powerful Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Friday requested that Department of Justice inspector general Michael Horowitz launch an “emergency investigation” into Attorney General Bill Barr’s probe of the actions American intelligence officials took during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The letter — which was […]...
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Fox News - 6 hours 58 min ago
A South Dakota family is mourning the loss of a man who was struck and killed by a car believed to have been driven by the state Attorney General, who initially told police he thought he had hit a deer late at night.
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The Raw Story - 8 hours 19 sec ago
Discussing comments made by Bill Barr this past week on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson called the attorney general “loony” after calling the AG the “second most dangerous man in America.” With host Joe Scarborough pointing out that Donald Trump attacked his own FBI director again this week, Robinson […]...
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The Raw Story - 8 hours 15 min ago
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wondered what Attorney General William Barr’s friends thought of his transformation into a right-wing crank. The “Morning Joe” host said the attorney general has become the president’s personal fixer — as Trump attorneys Roy Cohn and Michael Cohen once had done — and embraced conspiracy theories aimed at undermining the election, and […]...
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The Raw Story - 10 hours 2 min ago
In a blunt-speaking column for the Daily Beast, former U.S Attorney Barbara McQuade hammered Attorney General Bill Barr for abusing his position and twisting the law to defend Donald Trump. saying he is indulging in an “astonishing abuse of power.” Noting his comments earlier in the week that the U.S.would become "irrevocably committed to the […]...
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The Raw Story - 11 hours 7 min ago
There has been a ton of news about Bill Barr official title, “Attorney General of the United States;” actual job, Donald Trump’s capo crawling across cable news chyrons in recent days, so much so that it’s hard to keep track of it all. There’s that thing he said about quarantine restrictions being nearly as bad as […]...
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Mashable - 15 hours 45 min ago
Seth Meyers hasn't exactly gone easy on Trump during the course of his presidency, or over his lethally poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic. But this week's news cycle sparked one of his harshest Closer Looks in a while.  In addition to revelations that the government considered using a "heat ray" on peaceful protesters in Washington D.C. earlier this year and that attorney-general Bill Barr wants to charge protesters with sedition , we've learned that Trump wants...
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Fox News - 15 hours 58 min ago
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson defended Attorney General Barr's controversial comments about the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter.
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The Daily Beast - 16 hours 50 min ago
Comedy Central This week, Attorney General William Barr said in a speech , "Other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint," the coronavirus stay-at-home orders were "the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history." The Daily Show host Trevor Noah thinks that might be going a tad too far. "OK, slow your roll there, Droopy Dog," Noah said in response. "Corona quarantines are not even close to the worst intrusion into civil liberties." Off...
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Vox - 16 hours 53 min ago
Zac Freeland/Vox He has fought to undermine voting rights his entire career. John Roberts was 26 years old, and he was outraged that he'd just been outmaneuvered by older and much more experienced political hands. It was 1981. Roberts had just completed a prestigious clerkship with Justice William Rehnquist then the most conservative judge to serve on the Supreme Court in decades and, as an aide to Attorney General William French Smith, Roberts was tasked with making the case against one of...
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Fox News - 19 hours 22 min ago
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden went after Attorney General Bill Barr during a CNN Town Hall Thursday evening, calling Barr's linking of coronavirus restrictions to slavery, "outrageous."...
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The Hill - 20 hours 3 min ago
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed Attorney General William Barr's recent comments about coronavirus restrictions on Thursday, calling the remarks "sick" during a town hall.Barr said Wednesday in nor...
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NBC News - 20 hours 55 min ago
The state's Republican attorney general is challenging Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's coronavirus restrictions.
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Mother Jones - 21 hours 8 min ago
Eric Trump says he will now cooperate with an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James into whether the Trump Organization committed tax and banking fraud but only after the election. Last month, James filed a motion to compel Eric Trump and the Trump Organization to abide by subpoenas her office has issued for details […]...
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The Raw Story - 21 hours 9 min ago
On CNN Thursday, Martin Luther King III excoriated Attorney General William Barr for his speech comparing COVID-19 lockdowns to slavery. “This is beyond unconscionable,” said King. “To even compare it to the most cruel institution in history, in modern history, slavery, for over 200 years, is unconscionable. It is very sad that that’s where we […]...
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CBS News - 21 hours 43 min ago
Attorney General William Barr is under fire for comparing coronavirus lockdowns to slavery. Jeff Pegues reports.
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The Raw Story - 21 hours 57 min ago
On CNN Thursday, NAACP president Derrick Johnson tore into Attorney General William Barr for urging sedition charges for Black Lives Matter protesters and said Congress should look into impeaching him. “As far as the Attorney General, I wonder if we should be looking at ways we could impeach him,” said Johnson. “We should not, […]...
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NBC News - 22 hours 11 min ago
In an unusually harsh attack, Attorney General Barr said career prosecutors can become so determined to bring criminal charges, they stretch the law, going after people, not crimes. Barr said they need supervision from politically-appointed leaders.
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New York Times - 22 hours 27 min ago
New York's attorney general wants Eric Trump, the president's son, to answer questions under oath about whether his family's company overstated assets to get loans and tax benefits.
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