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  • Holder departure clouds fate of civil rights cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights activists learned, courtesy of whispers and a shared e-tablet, that the nation's first black attorney general...

  • White House hints at fall confirmation for next AG

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Could the White House be hinting at when President Barack Obama might nominate a new attorney general? The White House won't give away Obama's timeline. But press secretary Josh Earnest pointed out Friday that there is precedent for the Senate confirming nominees in a...

  • WH insists al Qaeda core is 'decimated'

    In an aggressive round of questions, White House press secretary Josh Earnest repeatedly claimed that many of al Qaeda's leaders have been killed during President Obama's time in office.

  • Fancy meals but no food for fasting Indian leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join President Barack Obama for dinner on Monday and attend a State Department lunch the next day. But there's one hitch. Modi won't eat any of the food. The new prime minister is in the midst of a nine-day fast dedicated to the Hindu...

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Eric Holder resigns

    At the end of an already eventful week, Attorney General Eric Holder announced his intention to resign from his position in the Obama administration.

  • Obama has 'full confidence' in Secret Service

    President Obama met Thursday night with Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about her initial assessment of why and how the incident occurred.

  • White House OK with lame-duck AG pick

    The White House on Friday wouldn't reveal the timing of President Obama's nomination to replacing outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder but argued that Republicans should quickly support the nominee, even if it comes before January.

  • Boehner to Obama: Don't go soft on Iran

    "Iran is a state-sponsor of terror," Boehner said in a statement. "It has no interest in a stable, strong Iraq."

  • Dems urge Obama to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas

    Fifteen Senate Democrats pressed President Obama to regulate emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas produced during hydraulic fracturing and delivery of natural gas through pipelines.

  • Michelle Obama to appear on ABC's 'The Chew'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is making her debut on the ABC daytime talk show "The Chew." The network says a taped segment featuring the first lady talking about school nutrition and the benefits of cooking at home will air next Friday — Oct. 3. She is joining co-hosts Mario Batali,...

  • An unfortunate legacy

    Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement institution.

  • Changed Senate rule eases way for Holder successor

    Democratic changes to the filibuster last year should give President Obama's attorney general pick a gliding path through the Senate in the lame-duck session.

  • Rubio advises Obama on India

    "Unfortunately, the Obama administration has neglected the relationship and failed to build on the significant accomplishments of the George W. Bush administration in strengthening U.S.-India relations," Rubio wrote in an op-ed for the Daily Signal.

  • Durbin praises Eric Holder as 'valuable ally'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Attorney General Eric Holder "a valuable ally" for Illinois and "an important partner in working to address gun violence in Chicago and East St. Louis." President Barack Obama accepted Holder's resignation Thursday. In a written statement, Durbin...

  • Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. He is the...



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