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  • Eric Holder targets Chicago crime

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Monday announced a new federal program to target high-crime cities, including Chicago, Ill., where shootings and other violent crime have skyrocketed.

  • 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.

  • Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process. It was...

  • Eric Holder's political justice

    Upon Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation last week, NBC's Chuck Todd made an odd comment: "[W]hat's interesting about him, he is a very non-political person." There may be merit to saying Holder has been more ideological than political, but it still seems like a strange thing to say about...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Holder says DC should have voting rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress. Holder mentioned the District's lack of representation in prepared remarks for a speech Friday at a Congressional Black Caucus gathering on voting rights. Holder...



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