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June 11, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who took over the agency in its meltdown with the Fast and Furious gun-tracking scandal, ran into opposition Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration as permanent director. Disturbed by allegations that B. Todd Jones had mismanaged his other current role as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota, Republicans said they hoped to block or delay his appointment until an internal investigation into his leadership of that office could be completed.
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July 31, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama's nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a determined case for her to change or maintain that vote. The stakes were high, and the lobbying effort reflected it. No Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives director has been confirmed since a 2006 law required a Senate approval for such nominees, but the Democratic majority thought circumstances had changed sufficiently to pave the way for B. Todd Jones, the agency's acting director for two years.
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July 11, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve B. Todd Jones as director of the ATF, but questions about his management style coupled with opposition by the powerful gun lobby could endanger his chances to clear the full Senate next week. Those obstacles surfaced during committee debate. The panel approved him on a strict party-line vote of 10 to 8, and the panel's leading Republican, Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, said two ongoing investigations into Jones' tenure as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota needed further review before he should be considered competent to run the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
NEWS
July 31, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close result, but nonetheless were confident they had the votes to ultimately end a Republican filibuster of Jones' nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when they decided to bring it to the Senate floor this week.
SPORTS
August 12, 2005
'When I didn't get the ball, I figured it out by the process of elimination. I just walked around and tried to stall. I was going to touch my toes.' Todd Jones, Florida Marlin closer, after Mike Lowell tagged out Arizona's Luis Terrero at third base by using the hidden-ball trick.
SPORTS
October 22, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Weaver returns to Detroit, where he pitched most of four seasons before being traded to the New York Yankees, then the Dodgers, and, well, it goes on from there. In need of pitching, the St. Louis Cardinals gave up a marginal prospect to get him from the Angels. Weaver pitched reasonably well down the stretch and very well in the first two rounds of the playoffs, putting him back on the mound tonight at Comerica Park for Game 2.
SPORTS
September 2, 1997 | From Associated Press
Deivi Cruz squeezed home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers ended Greg Maddux's 10-game winning streak, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 4-2, Monday night. "This is big--beating one of the best pitchers ever," said Brian Moehler, who gave up six hits and two runs to gain the win. "When you face a Clemens or a Maddux, you're up for it. I was up for it. Our hitters were up for it."
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July 19, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
The ATF's acting director has warned agents they risk "consequences" if they complain to anyone outside their chain of command -- which some Capitol Hill lawmakers interpret as an effort to stifle whistle-blowers. In a video posted July 9, B. Todd Jones warns that agents and other employees should take complaints to their direct supervisors, not voice them outside the bureau. "Choices and consequences means simply that if you make poor choices, that if you don't abide by the rules, that if you don't respect the chain of command ... there will be consequences," said Jones, who was appointed to run the embattled agency after the Fast and Furious gun scandal, which was brought to light by whistle-blowers.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - B. Todd Jones, the acting director of the ATF who took over the agency in its meltdown with the Fast and Furious scandal, ran into immediate opposition Tuesday as he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration as permanent director. Republicans sought to block or delay the appointment until an internal investigation can be completed of Jones' performance as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota. Indeed, since Jones was nominated late last year to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, his chances of success have been difficult to gauge.
NEWS
July 31, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama's nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a determined case for her to change or maintain that vote. The stakes were high, and the lobbying effort reflected it. No Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives director has been confirmed since a 2006 law required a Senate approval for such nominees, but the Democratic majority thought circumstances had changed sufficiently to pave the way for B. Todd Jones, the agency's acting director for two years.
NATIONAL
July 11, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve B. Todd Jones as director of the ATF, but questions about his management style coupled with opposition by the powerful gun lobby could endanger his chances to clear the full Senate next week. Those obstacles surfaced during committee debate. The panel approved him on a strict party-line vote of 10 to 8, and the panel's leading Republican, Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, said two ongoing investigations into Jones' tenure as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota needed further review before he should be considered competent to run the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
NEWS
June 11, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - B. Todd Jones, the acting director of the ATF who took over the agency in its meltdown with the Fast and Furious scandal, ran into immediate opposition Tuesday as he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration as permanent director. Republicans sought to block or delay the appointment until an internal investigation can be completed of Jones' performance as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota. Indeed, since Jones was nominated late last year to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, his chances of success have been difficult to gauge.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who took over the agency in its meltdown with the Fast and Furious gun-tracking scandal, ran into opposition Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration as permanent director. Disturbed by allegations that B. Todd Jones had mismanaged his other current role as the U.S. attorney in Minnesota, Republicans said they hoped to block or delay his appointment until an internal investigation into his leadership of that office could be completed.
NATIONAL
July 19, 2012 | Richard A. Serrano
The ATF's acting director has warned agents they risk "consequences" if they complain to anyone outside their chain of command -- which some Capitol Hill lawmakers interpret as an effort to stifle whistle-blowers. In a video posted July 9, B. Todd Jones warns that agents and other employees should take complaints to their direct supervisors, not voice them outside the bureau. "Choices and consequences means simply that if you make poor choices, that if you don't abide by the rules, that if you don't respect the chain of command ... there will be consequences," said Jones, who was appointed to run the embattled agency after the Fast and Furious gun scandal, which was brought to light by whistle-blowers.
SPORTS
October 22, 2006 | Tim Brown, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Weaver returns to Detroit, where he pitched most of four seasons before being traded to the New York Yankees, then the Dodgers, and, well, it goes on from there. In need of pitching, the St. Louis Cardinals gave up a marginal prospect to get him from the Angels. Weaver pitched reasonably well down the stretch and very well in the first two rounds of the playoffs, putting him back on the mound tonight at Comerica Park for Game 2.
SPORTS
September 24, 2006 | Tim Brown
A month ago, a veteran National League executive held a copy of the day's American League standings. He poked a finger at the top of the Central Division. "Can a manager make that much of a difference?" he asked. Working on a half-a-game lead and about three hours of sleep Thursday morning, Jim Leyland has most of a slice of lemon cake in his mouth, a cooling cup of coffee at his right elbow and a Marlboro on the way.
SPORTS
April 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
There was no blown lead this time for the New York Yankees. They built a nine-run cushion after three innings and defeated the White Sox, 10-4, on Friday night at Chicago to end a five-game losing streak. "The pressure is still going to be on us. There is a sense of urgency to win every game game we play," said Bernie Williams, who drove in four runs. Eight of New York's 10 losses this season have come after they held a lead.
SPORTS
August 12, 2005
'When I didn't get the ball, I figured it out by the process of elimination. I just walked around and tried to stall. I was going to touch my toes.' Todd Jones, Florida Marlin closer, after Mike Lowell tagged out Arizona's Luis Terrero at third base by using the hidden-ball trick.
NEWS
February 13, 2001 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The federal prosecutor whose office won a conviction of Carlos Vignali on narcotics charges in 1994 said Monday that he received two telephone calls from Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, asking about the extent of Vignali's involvement in a drug ring that stretched from California to Minnesota. Todd Jones, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota, said he received the calls from Mayorkas in early 1999.
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