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Holder: Criminal probe into BP oil spill ‘ongoing’

WASHINGTON — The US Justice Department is still investigating the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to determine whether to bring criminal charges, Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday. “The investigation is ongoing. We are in the process of accumulating documents, talking to witnesses on both the criminal…

Cell phone video appears to show US border patrol killing Mexican teen

AG Holder calls shooting ‘extremely regrettable’ A cell phone video has surfaced showing a US border patrol officer shooting a Mexican boy in Ciudad Juarez. Fourteen-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was on the Mexican side of the border when he was shot and killed. The video, obtained by CNN, captures…

Official alleges Mexico moved evidence to make US look worse in teen’s killing

UPDATE: With anger boiling over in Mexico at the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of a US border guard Monday, US officials have been scrambling to deflect criticism and paint the dead teenager as a risk to US security — and Mexican authorities as uncooperative. A…

Border agent shoots and kills 14-year-old boy on US side of international bridge: report

“An emergency radio broadcast to El Paso police at 6:43 p.m. stated a Border Patrol agent had fired into a crowd of people.” LATEST: Updated AP story: “Agents detaining suspected illegal immigrants Monday came under assault from rock throwers across the border in Mexico, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said.” National…

Take your pick: Scarborough ‘bashes’ own network or Rand Paul

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, seemed to take an odd shot at his own network while practicing — what some might call — damage control for Rand Paul Friday morning on his show. But then after arguing by Twitter over a blog post at the prominent liberal website,…

Tax Day ‘war’? Tea Partiers promise to meet anarchists with firepower

Update: Conservative blogger objects to being quoted as example of “Anarchist side,” asks for correction It’s war! Or at least that’s the word being employed by the right-wing blogosphere to describe anarchist groups’ plans to “crash” the Tea Party movement’s Tax Day demonstrations on April 15. “Anarchists plan war on…

Daily Show: Talking about health care is an incitement to violence

Returning from a week-long break Monday, Jon Stewart and company attempted to figure out which side was more responsible for “fanning” violence over health care reform. The Daily Show correspondents offered up talking points with violent undertones from both sides of the aisle. As health care reform was on its…

Border patrol arrests man for crossing street

The town of Derby Line, Vermont, may be one of the most unusual places in North America. Running right through it is the Canadian border, on the other side of which is the village of Rock Island, Quebec. To the average visitor, the two towns appear to be one. In…

Maddow: GOP wants to ‘kill health reform through God’s intervention’

Prominent congressional Republicans have turned to Christian activist Lou Engle to help them bring God to their side in their battle to defeat health care reform. In an online “prayercast” Wednesday night, Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann joined a…

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