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Attorney General Eric Holder

The Civil Rights Success of Attorney General Holder

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

The path of a trailblazer always holds resistance. To pioneer meaningful change, one must be prepared to defend themself against the inevitable opposing force. One man who has come to know this all too well lately is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.


Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whp...

Holder May Change Rules On When To Spy On The Press

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., under fire over investigative tactics in leak cases, has opened internal discussions over tightening rules on whe...

GOP Challenges Eric Holder's Leak Claims

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

(Updates with Justice Department comment, paragraph 6) By Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) ...

Holder: Potential Civil Rights Violations At IRS

AP | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says the FBI's criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service could include potential civil ri...

Mark Gongloff

Eric Holder: Actually, I Meant To Say No Banks Are Too Big To Jail | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to clear up something he said months ago: We only thought he said that some U.S. banks are too big to jail. What he...

Zach Carter

Obama Calls For Reporter Shield Law After Hampering Prior Efforts | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Wednesday morning to reintroduce legislation that would help reporters protec...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder On AP Phone Records Subpoena: Trust Us | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top advisers to the president defended the Obama administration on Tuesday from criticism that it had drastically over-extended its auth...

Eric Holder To Take Pay Cut

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will take a symbolic pay cut if Justice Department employees are furloughed as a result of sequestration, a...

Holder Averts Furloughs Of Key Staffers

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 m...

IRONY: Guess Who Isn't Picked For Jury Duty?

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's chief law enforcement officer, returned to the courthouse where he once served as a judge, th...

FBI Investigating Hackers Who Posted 'Secret Files' Of Celebrities, Politicians

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology

The FBI confirmed Tuesday it is investigating whether unknown hackers posted the personal information of more than a dozen public officials and celebr...

Holder Tells Senate Committee Obama Will Speak on Drone Policy

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Renee Parsons

It is not every day that Republicans in the Senate give a good reason to applaud their legislative behavior but Holder's Committee appearance provided an opportunity for the already-controversial Sen. Ted Cruz to question the Attorney General on the administration's drone policy.

Eric Holder Urges Congress To Get Serious About Guns

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder promised the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration will share more inf...

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

Holder Launches New Alliance Against Pedophilia

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder and European Union Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström will launch a global alliance targeting...

'Fast And Furious' Lawsuit Could Be Settled

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department and for congressional Republicans told a federal judge on Tuesday that they a...

Washington's Second Most Powerful Couple

Posted 11.25.2012 | Black Voices

As part of HuffPost BlackVoices weekly series counting down the top eight power couples of the year, we present “BV Power Couples.” Each week we w...

Aretha Franklin: It Was Great To See Michelle Obama Shake Her Hips

AP | OSCAR WELLS GABRIEL II | Posted 01.19.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Aretha Franklin says "it was fabulous" to have first lady Michelle Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder attend her show in Washin...

Holder Staying On

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly staying on for an unspecified time beyond President Barack Obama's first term, according to Fox News. Th...

Eric Holder Gives Clue About Future

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

* 'Do I have some gas left in the tank?' Holder asks * Holder says civil rights enforcement has been rejuvenated By Davi...

Obama Administration Tries To Look Tough On Mortgage Fraud

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

Thing One: Busy Work: The Obama administration would really like you to know how tough it is getting with evildoers in the housing market. Manhatta...

Taibbi: Wall Street Has 'No Fear Of Individual Punishment'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

Matt Taibbi has said it before and he’ll say it again: Wall Street bankers responsible for the financial crisis need to be punished. The problem is,...

Eric Holder To Announce Sweeping Reforms For City's Troubled Police Department

AP | KEVIN MCGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A court-supervised agreement Tuesday to overhaul the New Orleans Police Department will require the troubled agency to implement t...

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...