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  • Emails show top Justice Department officials knew of ATF gun program

    Emails show top Justice Department officials knew of ATF gun program
    Senior Justice Department officials were aware that ATF agents allowed firearms to be "walked" into Mexico, according to a series of emails last year in which they discussed two undercover operations on the Southwest border, including the failed Fast...
  • President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics

    President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics
    President Obama insists neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents showing the attorney general was given...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder strikes back at GOP critics

    Atty. Gen. Holder strikes back at GOP critics
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. confronted a week of allegations that he had misled Congress about his knowledge of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program, lashing out at his Republican critics and contending that he knew nothing about secret...
  • Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with...
  • Documents subpoenaed from Atty. Gen. Holder in 'Fast and Furious' probe

    Documents subpoenaed from Atty. Gen. Holder in 'Fast and Furious' probe
    A leading House Republican investigating the ATF operation dubbed Fast and Furious subpoenaed documents from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday, escalating the confrontation over the botched gun-tracing program. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista),...
  • Border effort let guns into criminal hands

    Border effort let guns into criminal hands
    By Kim Murphy, A federal operation that allowed weapons from the U.S. to pass into the hands of suspected gun smugglers so they could be traced to the higher echelons of Mexican drug cartels has lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which have been...
  • Mexico demands answers on guns

    Lawmakers in Mexico are demanding an investigation into a U.S. law enforcement operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to flow into the hands of Mexican drug cartels amid claims from a ranking legislator that at least 150 Mexicans have been killed or...
  • U.S. Embassy in Mexico not told of ATF guns sting

    U.S. Embassy in Mexico not told of ATF guns sting
    As weapons from the United States increasingly began showing up at homicide scenes in Mexico last summer, U.S. Embassy officials cabled Washington that authorities needed to focus on small-time operators supplying guns to the drug cartels. Embassy...
  • FBI report at odds with ATF claim on weapons

    FBI report at odds with ATF claim on weapons
    The claim by senior ATF officials that none of the weapons lost in the botched Fast and Furious sting operation were used in the shooting of a Border Patrol agent is not supported by FBI ballistics tests, according to a copy of the FBI report on the...
  • Mexico seizes anti-aircraft-capable weapon

    A woman was arrested guarding an arsenal that included an anti-aircraft machine gun -- the first weapon of its kind seized in Mexico, police said today. The arsenal belonged to a group linked to the powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, federal police...