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Holder Confirmation

Attorney General Holder Expected To Change Bush Policies

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — On Attorney General Eric Holder's first day on the job, he signaled a clean break with past policies of the Bush administration and...

Eric Holder Approved By Senate Committee

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, who acted like lions in challenging Eric Holder, turned into lambs Wednesday as they joined Democrats in recomm...

Specter Will Vote To Confirm Holder

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Eric Holder's confirmation as the first African-American attorney general was assured Tuesday when Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Repu...

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Senate Republicans Delay Holder Confirmation Over Torture Prosecutions

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans delayed a vote on the confirmation of Eric Holder to become attorney general for at least a week in order to pressure him to say wh...

The Torture Memos Are the Crime: Why Obama and Holder Should Smack Cornyn Down

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Whether John Cornyn and his fellow apologists for torture like it or not, Eric Holder not only has every right to pursue those who participated in the torture memos, it will be his duty to do just that.

Eric Holder Confirmation Hearing: Live Updates (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eric Holder Jr. acknowledged past mistakes as he braced for a Republican grilling in his confirmation hearing, his path to becoming the nation's first...

GOP Senator Will Back Holder, Bucking Party

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The former Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee will support Eric Holder's nomination for attorney general, giving him a major boost ...