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Obama Nominates Top Polluter Lawyer To Enforce Environmental Laws

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has nominated a lawyer for the nation's largest toxic polluters to run the enforcement of the nation's environmental laws. On T...

Obama Chides Holder For Comments On Race

AP | Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he would not have used the same language that Eric Holder did last month when the attorney general decl...

AG Nominee Holder Adds Blagojevich Tie To Disclosure Forms

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eric Holder -- President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Justice Department -- has amended his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation paperwork...

Bush Official Backs Obama's AG Nominee

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Bush administration official who prosecuted fugitive financier Marc Rich is supporting the attorney general candidacy of Eric Holder -- the m...

Sam Stein

GOP Signals Heated Confirmation Battle Over Holder | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More signs have emerged that Eric Holder's nomination for Attorney General will face a bitter committee fight as Republican Senators on Thursday criti...

Holder Could Be GOP Target

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Eric Holder's sterling credentials are one thing, but politics is another. A political appointment to a top spot is generally a pro forma affair; it may be anything but that with Holder.

Pres-Elect Obama Names Eric Holder U.S. Attorney General

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

President-elect Barack Obama today named Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. as the next U.S. Attorney General. He has accepted the position, pending a Senate approval.

Janet Napolitano: Attorney General?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11/13: The Washington Independent reports that Napolitano hasn't ruled out the AG spot: After Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, widely rumored t...

Sam Stein

Obama Cabinet Predictions: Who Could Get Picked? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. Even before Barack Obama's historic victory, Washington was abuzz over what a Democratic White House might resembl...

Eric Holder, Attorney General

AP | LARA JAKES JORDAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

READ THE ERIC HOLDER BIG NEWS PAGE FOR ALL UPDATES ***Update 12/2, 11:52 AM*** Glenn Greenwald of Salon examines Eric Holder, Jack Quinn and the i...

Obama Attorney General: Deval Patrick?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11/18: President-elect Barack Obama has named Eric Holder as his choice for attorney general. Read more about Holder's selection here or f...

The President, Police Violence And Race

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

An Obama Administration with an attorney general of integrity like, say, John Edwards might address in a constructive way the kind of race-based police violence we've seen flare up the past few weeks.