The FBI has uncovered a Russian spy ring in New York and arrested one of its members — even though the spies didn't accomplish much at all. So are the arrests just a way for the US to distract from its lack of bargaining power as Russia steps up its involvement in Ukraine again?
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
When he joined President Obama's cabinet, Attorney General Eric Holder was expected to oversee the shutdown of the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That never happened, but Holder succeeded in shifting focus back to civilian courts — but also aggressively onto leakers.
As the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, will Eric Holder be remembered best as the man who eased up on drug sentencing, the man who refused to prosecute financial institutions, or will his legacy be marked by other accomplishments or failures?
Faced with overcrowded prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a series of reforms to the way certain drug offenders are handled by the U.S. federal legal system. Of the 2.3 million Americans incarcerated, half are charged with drug-related crimes.
The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has told a British court he will fight extradition to Sweden. Bail was refused. Assange told a court in London he would contest extradition. Clark Boyd reports.
At today's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General nominee Eric Holder is expected to undergo tough questioning. Guest: Jeff Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University and legal affirs editor at 'The New Republic.'
We asked our listeners to respond to Attorney General Eric Holder's statement that we are 'a nation of cowards' when it comes to race. As usual, the responses came fast and furious from across the nation.
Attorney General Eric Holder delivered interesting remarks this week in a speech to Justice Department workers. And he said most Americans are avoiding candid discussion of racial issues. The Takeaway talks to Joe Hicks, a community leader and activist.
Attorney General Eric Holder is now saying that the FBI will keep counterterrorism as its top priority, even in the face of mortgage fraud and the drug war on the Mexican border. Reporter David Johnston joins us now.
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens may walk away from seven felony convictions a free man with a clean record. The Takeaway talks to Libby Casey, reporter for Alaska Public Radio Network in Washington, D.C., and Steve Heimel, Host of 'Talk of Alaska.'
The NAACP is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Benjamin Jealous, the organization's youngest president, joins The Takeaway to discuss his vision for the NAACP and how he's taking on the challenges of race relations and equality.
The case against suspected jihadists in North Carolina is a startling reminder that terrorism can grow on American soil. Mitch Silber of the New York Police Department joins The Takeaway with tips on how to recognize terrorism.
The Justice Department recommended that Attorney General Holder re-open cases of alleged abuse of suspected al-Qaeda members. For details, The Takeaway is joined by Vijay Padmanabhan, professor at the Cardozo School of Law, and author Mark Danner.