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Eric Holder Contempt

Judge: Request To Hold Holder In Contempt Is 'Entirely Unnecessary'

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt in a document dispute tied to a failed law...

Mollie Reilly

This Is What Eric Holder's Legacy Will Be | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the top law enforcement position in the United States, announced on Thursday that he ...

GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

In a targeted swipe against Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit federal em...

The Never-ending War on Eric Holder

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

he GOP's dogged vow to hamstring Obama with the odor of scandal and in effect straightjacket his presidency insures that Holder will continue to serve as a red herring to toss more mud on Obama and hope that it sticks. The never-ending war on Holder is a key part of that ploy.

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Doesn't Respect Anybody Who Voted To Hold Him Contempt | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will say it again: He still doesn't have any respect for the members of the House of Representatives who pu...

GOP House Takes Big Action Against Holder

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that...

Holder Poll: No Real Opinions Formed Among Many

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

Polls are news, and are critically valuable for democracy. They often tell us about what we believe and why. But not all polls, even reputable polls with thoughtfully constructed questions, are newsworthy.

Feds Make Big Fast And Furious Disclosure

AP | WHITNEY PHILLIPS | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities made a rare disclosure Monday linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious,...

Holder Accuses Republicans Of 'Proxy' Attack

AP | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is charging that he's become a "proxy" for Republican attacks against President Barack Obama in an ele...

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.

DOJ Won't Take Action On Holder

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and PETE YOST | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department declared Friday that Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to withhold information about a bungled gun-tra...

What's Next After The Holder Vote

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK AND PETE YOST, AP WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department has declared that Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to withhold info...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressional Black Caucus Forces Vote On Darrell Issa's Treatment Of Eric Holder | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after House Republicans made history by voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the Congressional Bla...

Did The GOP Overreach On Holder Contempt Vote? | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

The "Fast and Furious" imbroglio may have just gone sideways on House Republicans. Just prior to them leading a House vote for contempt against Attorn...

The Good Shall Triumph in the End: Lessons From Health Reform and Contempt Charges

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Those who voted to hold AG Holder in contempt and conduct this ridiculous circus should take heed from Thursday's earlier lesson: justice will prevail. Even though it may have taken some time, and unyielding effort and patience, health care reform is now a reality. Progress is a reality.

The NRA's 'Fast and Furious' Gun Walking

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Just as the NRA continues to blame the ATF for the 2000 guns allegedly "walked" into Mexico, the NRA should take the real credit for the "walking" of hundreds of thousands of guns into Mexico, as American agents can do little more than watch.

Erin Mershon

Democrats Cream Republicans In Annual Congressional Baseball Game | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The political scorecard stood tied: a Supreme Court victory for the Democrats, an attorney general contempt charge for the Republicans. ...

John Rudolf

Eric Holder Contempt Vote -- Now What? | 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...

Michael McAuliff

Contempt Vote Timing A GOP Sop To Right-Wingers | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House purposely timed its vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress to come in the shadow of ...

WATCH: House Dems Walk Out In Protest Of Contentious Vote

Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

While the House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Thursday, a number of House Democrats walked ...

Holder: Contempt Charge Politically Motivated

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says the vote finding him in contempt of Congress was a politically motivated act in an election year....

Jennifer Bendery

House Takes Serious Action On Holder | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, an issue that has become so politicized t...

Urgent Fast And Furious Emails Revealed

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — "We need answers on this. Not defensive BS. Real answers." In email exchanges with subordinates in February and March 2011, Attorn...

A 'Fast And Furious' Hypocrisy: Members Behind Holder Contempt Vote Receive Lots Of Campaign Cash From The National Rifle Association

Suzanne Merkelson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Suzanne Merkelson

Will Attorney General Eric Holder be a victim of the influence of corporate money in politics?

Holder Vote Looming

Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

By LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Barring a last-minute deal, House Republicans plan historic votes Thursday to hold Attorney G...