| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:26 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called a botched gun-tracking scheme hatched by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the Southwest border “flawed in its concept, and flawed in its execution” in testimony...
| Mar 4, 2011
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:41 PM
Two days after U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was killed in December, the top ATF supervisors in Phoenix said in internal emails that weapons found at the scene in Arizona came from a failed agency sting operation.
But nearly two months later,...
| Jul 27, 2011
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...
| Sep 24, 2009
| 4:33 AM
Republican members of Congress have started spouting Reason magazine-style arguments against the individual mandate in the healthcare reform bills moving through the House and Senate. For example, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) called the mandate "a stunning...
| Sep 28, 2009
| 4:34 PM
No one wants their representative looking like a twit while surfing through the interweb tubes. But while it's commendable for gray-haired senators to embrace new technologies to communicate with their constituents, some people are really doing more...
| Mar 2, 2008
An alleged tax-fraud scheme involving donations of overvalued art to four local museums is part of a larger, unchecked problem with inflated art appraisals that has cost the federal government untold millions, a Times analysis has found.
Each year, the...
| May 31, 2008
A powerful Japanese gang boss who received a liver transplant at UCLA Medical Center donated $100,000 to the Westwood hospital shortly after the surgery, The Times has learned.
A plaque dated November 2001 at the entryway to a seventh-floor surgery...
| Aug 26, 2009
As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
| Aug 26, 2009
Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 4:46 AM
In an effort to put lawmakers on equal footing with the people they represent, Congress mandated three years ago that members give up the platinum federal health benefits they currently enjoy and enroll in the Obamacare online marketplaces created for...