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Attorney General Eric Holder

Stitching Up a Paper Cut: Eric Holder Is 'Fixing' a Federal Problem at the Expense of the States

Adam Banner | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

If the federal government recognizes that mandatory minimums are likely inappropriate sentences for nonviolent offenders, perhaps the states will follow suit, developing diversion programs, prison alternatives, and reasonable means for re-entry.

Dem Congressman Says He'd Be 'Happy' To See Holder Go

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

After the U.S. Justice Department's marijuana crackdowns, spying on reporters and aggressive prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, it seems A...

22 Tech Companies Stand Up Against PRISM

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

A coalition of major tech companies and civil liberties groups on Thursday sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for more transparency aroun...

The Civil Rights Success of Attorney General Holder

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

The path of a trailblazer always holds resistance. To pioneer meaningful change, one must be prepared to defend themself against the inevitable opposing force. One man who has come to know this all too well lately is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

HACKED?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whp...

Holder May Change Rules On When To Spy On The Press

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., under fire over investigative tactics in leak cases, has opened internal discussions over tightening rules on whe...

GOP Challenges Eric Holder's Leak Claims

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

(Updates with Justice Department comment, paragraph 6) By Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) ...

Mark Gongloff

Eric Holder: Actually, I Meant To Say No Banks Are Too Big To Jail

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to clear up something he said months ago: We only thought he said that some U.S. banks are too big to jail. What he...

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder On AP Phone Records Subpoena: Trust Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top advisers to the president defended the Obama administration on Tuesday from criticism that it had drastically over-extended its auth...

Eric Holder To Take Pay Cut

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will take a symbolic pay cut if Justice Department employees are furloughed as a result of sequestration, a...

FBI Investigating Hackers Who Posted 'Secret Files' Of Celebrities, Politicians

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

The FBI confirmed Tuesday it is investigating whether unknown hackers posted the personal information of more than a dozen public officials and celebr...

Holder Tells Senate Committee Obama Will Speak on Drone Policy

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Renee Parsons

It is not every day that Republicans in the Senate give a good reason to applaud their legislative behavior but Holder's Committee appearance provided an opportunity for the already-controversial Sen. Ted Cruz to question the Attorney General on the administration's drone policy.

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

'Fast And Furious' Lawsuit Could Be Settled

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and for congressional Republicans told a federal judge on Tuesday that they a...

Washington's Second Most Powerful Couple

Posted 11.25.2012 | Black Voices

As part of HuffPost BlackVoices weekly series counting down the top eight power couples of the year, we present “BV Power Couples.” Each week we w...

Holder Staying On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly staying on for an unspecified time beyond President Barack Obama's first term, according to Fox News. Th...

Eric Holder Gives Clue About Future

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

* 'Do I have some gas left in the tank?' Holder asks * Holder says civil rights enforcement has been rejuvenated By Davi...

Obama Administration Tries To Look Tough On Mortgage Fraud

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Thing One: Busy Work: The Obama administration would really like you to know how tough it is getting with evildoers in the housing market. Manhatta...

Taibbi: Wall Street Has 'No Fear Of Individual Punishment'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

Matt Taibbi has said it before and he’ll say it again: Wall Street bankers responsible for the financial crisis need to be punished. The problem is,...

I Would Have Voted to Hold Holder in Contempt

Stanton Peele | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Stanton Peele

I'd like to get to the bottom of how this mentality takes hold and drives such irrational and counterproductive policies even in a Democratic administration.

Playing Fast and Furious With a Man's Reputation

Norm Stamper | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The country's interest is best served when both the executive and the legislative branches resist partisan showboating and rigorously defend against the politicization of the Department of Justice.

Darrell Issa Compares Eric Holder's Behavior To Brothers Who Killed Their Parents

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Friday evoked the Menendez brothers -- the infamous duo responsible for their parents' deaths -- in dismissing Attorne...

John Rudolf

Eric Holder Contempt Vote -- Now What?

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

In a nearly party-line vote, Republicans in Congress easily passed a measure on Thursday citing Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt for refusin...

John Rudolf

Where Are The Witnesses? GOP Fast And Furious Probe Ignored Inconvenient Evidence, Democrats Say

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

As Congress prepares to charge Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt on Thursday for his refusal to deliver documents tied to Operation Fast and ...