1. Fast and Furious

    Obama Uses Executive Privilege

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters following his meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Holder wants a House panel to drop plans to try to hold him in contempt of Congress, and the panel's chairman wants more Justice Department documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious, a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, met in an effort to resolve their dispute over the investigation of Fast and Furious by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Issa chairs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Susan Walsh / AP Photo

    President Obama asserted his executive privilege over a document sought by the House committee investigating the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-running sting—a move that came as the House is set to vote on a contempt measure against Attorney General Eric Holder in the investigation. Rep. Darrell Issa, who is leading the charge, claims that Holder has not handed over enough documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal, which provided guns to Mexican cartels. Holder claimed he made an extraordinary offer, which Issa rejected. But Issa claimed otherwise.

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