May 26, 2010 The Obama administration needs the help of the companies at the root of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to help stop the underwater gusher, but it also faces pressure to launch a criminal investigation into the disaster. The situation has federal investigators treading carefully.
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May 20, 2010 Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence, is stepping down next Friday after a series of high-profile clashes with the CIA and a damaging report from Congress on intelligence failures. Blair has had troubled relations with the CIA chief concerning who has authority over intelligence.
May 17, 2010 The move comes after Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked the Justice Department to intervene. The department's Civil Rights Division will investigate whether the police engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination.
May 10, 2010 Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court will likely create a critical opening at the top of the Justice Department, even as other key legal posts requiring Senate confirmation remain unfilled.
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