- If he wants to avoid an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House of Representatives, the embattled attorney general must strike a deal with Republicans seeking more documents in an investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
- WBO President Francisco Valcarcel had the fight scored by five independent judges.
- A House committee voted 23-17 to recommend citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt, escalating a standoff with the Obama administration and raising the possibility of an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House.
White House Withholds Fast And Furious Documents, Citing Executive Privilege, As Holder Contempt Vote LoomsThe fallout from the failed Fast and Furious program hurtled toward a peak of intensity on Wednesday, as the White House invoked executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents related to the gunrunning program.
- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa will meet Tuesday, a day before Congressional Republicans are expected to vote on holding Holder in contempt of Congress, without the presence of the House GOP leadership.
- The defense of Jerry Sandusky has focused on inconsistencies in opposing witness testimony and presenting mostly character witnesses.
- A government intelligence-gathering program aimed at overseas terror suspects may be improperly collecting communications from innocent Americans, two Democratic senators warned.
- The Department of Justice is planning to sue Florida for pressing ahead with a sweeping effort to strike noncitizens from the voting rolls.
- The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on holding United States Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress -- and more than two dozen of his party colleagues are going to vote with Republicans against him.
- Attorney General Eric Holder assigned two prosecutors to look into the classified document leaks that fed two New York Times articles this past week, further heightening the profile of a debate between Democrats and Republicans about secrecy and the press.
- Facebook is working to extend its reach by lifting age restrictions from the site and developing a social network for children that will be monitored by their parents, the Wall Street Journal reported.
- A Chicago police officer tells two NBC journalists in a shocking new video that your first amendment rights can be terminated if you're creating a scene or whatever, going on to tell them that your presence is creating a scene.
- Mexican authorities arrested four members of the Mexican drug cartel the Knights Templar after a series of firebombings that damaged a potato-chip company factory owned by PepsiCo. The firebombings prompted Mexican authorities to beef up security at the factory. This was the first recorded attack on an American firm by a drug cartel in Mexico.
- Shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social network, rose nearly 5 percent Wednesday despite continuing fallout from its May 17 initial public offering.
- Led by New York's Eric Schneiderman, a group of 23 Democratic and Republican attorneys general asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to uphold Montana's ban on direct corporate spending in local campaigns.