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Congress Boosts Funds for Heroin, Immigration Judges

The budget deal that keeps the federal government running through September 30 provides increases for several anticrime programs, particularly in the anti-drug and immigration enforcement areas. It also creates four “enforcement groups” to target heroin abuse and 10 new “immigration judge teams.”

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Is FBI’s Aggressive Comey Another Hoover?

Critics believe FBI boss James Comey has displayed a worrying disregard for the norms that usually have constrained his predecessors, “straying…across the fine line that separates independence from unaccountability.” They wonder whether the next president may find him just as untouchable as J. Edgar Hoover was.