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Law enforcement officials showed off some of the guns recovered in gun-trafficking operations in Phoenix in this January 2011 photo. But hundreds more guns in the operation were never recovered.

The White House on Friday turned over documents to a House committee investigating the botched Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking probe, months after a federal court said executive privilege did not shield the records. Read more»

Weapons found during the raid by Mexican marines to arrest 'El Chapo.'

A .50-caliber rifle sold by a U.S. gun dealer during the botched law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious" was seized in the coastal hideout of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a raid by Mexican marines. Read more»

Police in January 2011 lined up weapons that had been recovered under Operation Fast and Furious. Almost two-thirds of the 2,000 weapons that were trafficked under investigation were never recovered, however.

The Justice Department must release documents relating to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The botched federal probe allowed the trafficking of hundreds of firearms into Mexico by illegal straw purchasers. Read more»

Police in January 2011 lined up weapons that had been recovered under Operation Fast and Furious. Almost two-thirds of the 2,000 weapons that were trafficked under investigation were never recovered, however.

The Justice Department released 64,280 pages of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious on Monday night, more than two years after a House committee originally demanded records from the botched “gun-walking” probe. Read more» 1

Two young girls sit in their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014.

Based on a statistical analysis of unaccompanied children arrivals data, border security statistics, and violence levels in Central America, it is clear that violence in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—rather than deferred action or lax U.S. border enforcement—is driving the increase in unaccompanied children. Read more» 1

The House Oversight Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat are overreaching in recent statements about the committee’s investigation of the IRS. Read more»

The Border Patrol has caught a fraction of the border crossers spotted by a sophisticated sensor mounted on unmanned spy aircraft and flown over remote stretches of desert, casting doubts on claims that the area is more secure than ever. Read more»

A 2009 naturalization ceremony.

The House has passed a bill that would replace the green card lottery with permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts. Read more»

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was shot to death early Tuesday morning.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning near Naco, the agency said. Nicholas Ivie, 30, was killed after he and two other agents responded to a sensor hit near SR 80. Read more» 3

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told a House committee that oversight of gun-trafficking probes in Arizona by federal officials was lacking and the 'seriously flawed' programs risked public safety.

Members of a House committee called for more accountability from Justice Department officials Thursday, even as they praised an internal investigation of two botched “gun-walking” operations: operations Fast and Furious and Wide Receiver. Read more»

A lineup of Operation Fast and Furious weapons that were recovered in January 2011.

Government officials in Phoenix and Washington, D.C., mishandled two “gun-walking” operations in Arizona and put the public in serious risk in the process, according to an inspector general’s report released Wednesday. Read more»

Barber on election night.

Matt Heinz, a state representative running against U.S. Rep. Ron Barber in the CD2 Democratic primary, said the new congressman's vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in civil contempt "in no way helps Arizona with its border security issues." Read more» 1

U.S. Rep. Raúl  Grijalva, D-Tucson, joined most other House Democrats who walked out Thursday rather than vote on a motion to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the investigation into the botched Operation Fast and Furious 'gun-walking' investigation.

Arizona lawmakers split along party lines Thursday as the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in its probe of Operation Fast and Furious, the government’s botched “gun-walking” investigation in Phoenix. Read more» 1

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa

On Fast and Furious, did Did Darrell Issa just make up the whole thing? Bombshell reporting in Fortune Magazine and the Washington Post sheds new light on the festering, wormy mess that is his probe of an ATF gun-smuggling investigation. Read more» 5

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

GOP members of the U.S. House, joined by a few Democrats, voted 255-67 on Thursday to hold AG Holder in criminal contempt of Congress in the investigation into Fast and Furious. Many Democrats walked out during the vote, including U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva. Ron Barber voted against it. Read more» 5

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