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.
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