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  • Ark. county clerk defends taking AG candidate's voter card

    Because Rutledge moved to Pulaski County from Washington, she needed to fill out an additional form, which she did not according to Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane.

  • Arkansas Republican AG candidate's voter registration canceled

    Leslie Rutledge, the GOP candidate for attorney general of Arkansas, is no longer registered to vote in the state, even though she's had a state-issued voter registration card since 2013.

  • Ugly Senate fight could await Obama's attorney general nominee

    The White House claims there is ample precedent for a lame-duck nomination. In fact, it's more complicated than that.

  • California’s AG shrugs off notion of succeeding Holder

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – With her Nov. 4 victory all but secured, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party, says she’s staying focused on remaining the state’s chief lawyer. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation,...

  • Mainstream Scream: Chuck Todd says AG Eric Holder 'wasn't political'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features Meet the Press host Chuck Todd giving retiring Attorney General Eric Holder a pass on claims he ran a political Justice Department.

  • Barrasso: Dems rush on new AG 'shows desperation'

    Any attempt to ram a new nominee for attorney general through a post-election session of the lame-duck Congress would be a politically motivated act of desperation, Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday.

  • 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...

  • Republicans press Obama to wait on AG

    Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a conservative charge against holding a vote on President Obama's attorney general nomination during the lame-duck session.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Holder departure will bring civil rights questions

    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...

  • 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.

  • Deval Patrick: I will not be the next attorney general

    "That's an enormously important job, but it's not one for me right now," Patrick said at a campaign event in Hudson, Mass.

  • 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...

  • NBC anchor salutes the 'very non-political' Eric Holder

    Chuck Todd may have considered Holder "non-political," but Holder himself has said it is part of an attorney general's job to be an activist and "change things."



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