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Fast and Furious

Holder of Contempt

Sunil Adam | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Says Contempt Vote Against Eric Holder Is Really About Voter Suppression | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a bold accusation on Thursday about what is driving Republicans to hold Attorney Gene...

Leave Eric Holder Alone: Surely Congress Has Something Better to Do

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

House Republicans' unanimous decision to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is continued evidence Congress is willing to do anything except work on creating policies to help the American people prosper.

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

Joe The Plumber Evokes Clinton Affair In Holder Slam

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as Joe the Plumber, weighed in on the Fast and Furious controversy on Wednesday, criticizing Attorney General...

Fast And Furious Controversy Sparks Outpouring Of Political Reaction

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama pulled a surprising move Wednesday morning when he asserted executive privilege for the first time in response to requests made...

Issa's Committee Takes Serious Action Against Holder

Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote. Speaker...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Slams Contempt Vote: 'I Could Have Arrested Karl Rove ... But We Didn't' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is playing politic...

Attorney General Eric Holder Has Been 'Stopped and Frisked'

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Attempting to argue that AG Holder somehow withheld information with regards to the Fast and Furious case, Rep. Darrell Issa has engaged in a political witch hunt that proves only one thing: the hypocrisy of GOP members for personal and Party benefit.

Sam Stein

Obama Asserts Rare Authority In Fast And Furious Case | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege in response to requests made by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Ove...

House Committee Taking Vote On Holder

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

By PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A House committee is poised to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of...

Jennifer Bendery

Key House Leader Set To Hold Attorney General In Contempt Of Congress | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will move forward on Wednesday with a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder i...

How About If We Hold Congress in Contempt?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

As a House Committee prepares to vote on a resolution citing Attorney General Holder for contempt over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking operation, the American people should be wondering: Why is there no mechanism for us to hold the Congress in contempt?

NRA, Not Obama, Is Real Threat to the Rule of Law

Josh Horwitz | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The next time a Republican rants about the Obama administration's "disregard for the law," someone might want to ask them about their steadfast support for an organization that believes chopping off the heads of Democrats is an acceptable way to resolve political differences.

John Celock

Tea Party Leader: 'We Are Good People' | John Celock | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

The head of a Tea Party group in north-central Arkansas said a group leader who told a racist joke at a rally last week stepped down. Richard Cast...

Holder Proposes Fast & Furious Meeting With Issa

AP/The Huffington Post | PETE YOST | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder is proposing to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa by Monday to settle a dispute over Justice Department documents...

The GOP Holds President Obama, Not Holder in Contempt

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The longer GOP congressional leaders can keep Holder on the public hot seat, the more chance the GOP has of embedding the bogus notion that the Obama administration engages in a massive cover-up of its screw-ups, misdeeds, and unethical practices.

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Holder: Sorry, John Cornyn, I'm Not Resigning | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he has "no intention" of stepping down, despite a top Senate Republican's demand that he re...

John Rudolf

Eric Holder Seeks Fast And Furious Deal To Avoid Contempt | John Rudolf | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said during Senate testimony Tuesday that he is willing to compromise with Republican leaders over a congressional probe ...

Elise Foley

John McCain Blames Obama For Leaked Information | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on Sunday that "it's very clear" that recently leaked information about the government's national securi...

John Rudolf

Republicans Grill Eric Holder On Fast And Furious | John Rudolf | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Citing leaked, confidential court documents, a senior Republican lawmaker accused Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday of misleading Congress over...

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Fights Subpoenas After Chastising Eric Holder For Doing The Same Thing | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who for more than seven months has been chastising Attorney General Eric Holder for failing to comply with...

GOP Members Wary Of Controversial Issa Measure

The Hill | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) might not have the votes in his own committee to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress....

Issa Rejected After Making 'Unwarranted' Move

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

The Justice Department said “the core questions” have been answered in the ongoing “Fast and Furious” gun-trafficking controversy, rejecting l...

Holder, Fast and Furious, and the Double Standard

Lanny Davis | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Attorney General Eric Holder has been the subject of vicious partisan personal attacks on his integrity over the failed "gun walking" operation, "Fast and Furious." The hypocrisy of the double standard by congressional Republicans is obvious.