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Former Obama Lawyer Out Of The Running For Attorney General

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general,...

The Scoop on D.C.'s First Election for Attorney General

Debbie Hines | Posted 10.22.2014 | DC
Debbie Hines

Regardless of choice, with the first election of DC's Attorney General, it is most important that DC residents vote in historic numbers for this historic election.

Here Are The Two Leading Candidates To Be The Next U.S. Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

(Updates with names of leading candidates) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is un...

Obama Won't Nominate A New Attorney General Until After The Midterms

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama does not plan to announce his choice for attorney general before the November elections, shielding the nomi...

Attention Next Attorney General: More Justice Wanted

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The next attorney general should apply the Constitution and international law to rein in these dictatorial actions by the out-of-control White House.

Eric Holder Calls Ohio Voting Restrictions A 'Major Step Backward'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video message Monday that the Ohio law that went into effect late last month regarding early voting in the stat...

Labor Secretary Dodges Questions About Succeeding Eric Holder

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, regarded as a possible contender to fill the shoes of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, remained quiet as to whethe...

Prosecutors Can Play Role in Ending Mass Incarceration

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

No one argues that a federal prosecutor's role is easy. And, in many ways, the revolution in prosecution requires them to make even more subtle and difficult judgments than they do already. But if the nation is to end mass incarceration, with a criminal justice system suited to that goal, we must collectively embrace the revolution in prosecution.

Poll Shows Just How Much Republicans Hate Eric Holder

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

When Eric Holder leaves his post as attorney general, his legacy will include incurring the animosity of most of the GOP, according to a YouGov poll r...

We Need Another Eric Holder

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

What would this country look like if we had not more guns, nor more fear of each other, but more trust? Trust, when broken, takes time and will and work to (re)-establish. We need you Eric Holder, and another like you. We need thousands of leaders and citizens like you.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought some notable farewells. First, Charlo Greene, a 26-year-old TV reporter in Alaska, won the Internet when she dropped the f-bomb on air and quit her job to work full-time on marijuana reform (she pulled off a rare viral double play when, during an interview on HuffPost Live, she smoked a joint). Making a less theatrical but far more significant exit, Eric Holder announced he is resigning as Attorney General. Of course, Holder has agreed to remain in his post until his successor is confirmed by the Senate -- so, given the current state of D.C. dysfunction, he may be AG for some time to come. Finally, after a series of violent nightmares, the sports world delivered a fairy-tale ending as Derek Jeter capped his legendary career with a storybook walk-off hit in his last game at Yankee Stadium. We offer them all a sincere -- if ill-thought-out -- #LatteSalute.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Why Barack Obama Should Pick a Republican for Attorney General

John A. Tures | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Many of the candidates suggested by the media have weaknesses, or other jobs to pursue. A tough fight is looming, regardless of what happens in 2014. Obama needs to consider nominating a Republican, with executive experience.

Eric Holder Was Our Firewall Against GOP Bigotry

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The proof of Holder's effectiveness was the backhand perverse compliment the Holder baiters paid him in their euphoria over his resignation.

Eric Holder Resigns, Setting Up Fight Over Successor

The New York Times | MICHAEL D. SHEAR | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s announcement on Thursday that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. would leave the administration sets up an electio...

Kamala Harris Says She's Not Interested In Eric Holder's Job

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she's not interested in taking Eric Holder's job. Shortly after Holder announced that he would leav...

Maura Healey Is a New Voice for Massachusetts

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Even though Maura is running in a state where the rights of women and the rights of the LGBT community have seen such great strides, she knows there is still work to do. And rights to protect -- Maura's proven herself; she will safeguard these hard-won protections and will remain vigilant as Massachusetts moves forward and faces new challenges.

Democratic Incumbents Faring Well in Illinois Statewide Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new Reboot Illinois/We As America poll shows that Democratic Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has a 24-point lead over her Republican challenger, Paul Schimpf. That's a significant jump from leads in two earlier polls -- 16 points in June and 17 in July.

Boehner's Constitution Of Convenience

Duncan Hosie | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Ironically, Speaker Boehner resorted to the American justice system to sue President Obama, the very system he has worked relentlessly to underfund for indigents. Instead of suing Obama, he should start fixing the system he and his colleagues broke.

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

The Hall of Fame and Dead Kentucky Lawyers

Don McNay | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Don McNay

It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.

Dick Cheney Gives Rare Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney made a rare political endorsement Wednesday as he announced his support for a former Navy lieutenant and judge advoc...

'There Is No Such Thing As Too Big To Jail'

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business

(Adds background) By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is pursuing criminal in...

You Say You Must Defend Gay Marriage Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

KVOR guest host Jimmy Bensberg talked last weekwith Cynthia Coffman, who's running for Colorado Attorney General. CYNTHIA COFFMAN: Taking a page from ...

Accountability Not on the Ballot

Paul Zukerberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | DC
Paul Zukerberg

As D.C. voters cast their ballots this week, one of the most consequential votes for our city's future isn't even listed. That's because the D.C. Council and Mayor have determined that our city "isn't ready" to elect an attorney general.