Contempt: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines and approved a contempt of Congress report against Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday, a rare step with the potential for battles on the House floor and in federal courts during a contentious election year. Our own Todd Ruger and Mike Scarcella reports.
Executive Power: The use of executive power to shield Eric Holder from the Congressional investigation could put the president in a tricky situation. The Washington Post reports that Obama has argued both sides in the past.
Syria: C.I.A. officers in southern Turkey are helping funnel weapons to opposition fighters, reports The New York Times. While the U.S. isn't specifically supplying the weapons, the officials are helping to make sure that the automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons don't fall into Al Queda's hands.
Not Kosher: A lawsuit filed against the makers of Hebrew National hot dogs claims that the tube steaks are not kosher, despite their premium price. ConAgra Foods, the maker of Hebrew National, said the suit is all baloney. The Associated Press reports.