Talks Fail to Resolve Contempt Issue

White House officials and House Republicans met yesterday but failed to resolve a document dispute that could lead to a precedent-setting contempt of Congress vote Thursday against Attorney General Eric Holder. A congressional official said the White House and Justice Department shared 30 documents related to the botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation and promised to provide hundreds of pages of documents if Republicans agreed to drop the contempt effort and end their investigation. That offer was rejected. The Bristol Herald Courier has this AP story.