| Aug 16, 2011
The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico.
All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Kenneth E. Melson, who has faced heavy criticism in connection with the controversial Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:01 PM
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),...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking the Obama administration to explain why federal authorities haven't cracked down on the Occupy D.C. protesters camped out in a federal park downtown.
In a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, the chairman of...
| Sep 2, 2011
Newly obtained emails show that the White House was better informed about a failed gun-tracking operation on the border with Mexico than was previously known.
Three White House national security officials were given some details about the operation,...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Congressional investigators reviewing the failed gun-tracking program Operation Fast and Furious have formally asked the Obama administration to turn over copies of "all records" involving three key White House national security officials and the program,...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 9:14 PM
In the fall of 2009, ATF agents installed a secret phone line and hidden cameras in a ceiling panel and wall at Andre Howard's Lone Wolf gun store. They gave him one basic instruction: Sell guns to every illegal purchaser who walks through the door....
| 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 26, 2011
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.
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:24 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., under fire for his Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious, accused his Republican congressional critics of politicizing the failed gun-tracking program and warned that many of the more than 2,000 lost firearms...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:43 AM
This congressional session is historic: It's the least productive, most unpopular in memory, and makes the 80th Congress, famously labeled "do nothing" by President Harry Truman, appear prolific.
For the first time, public approval of Congress is...