Aug 22, 2014 — As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
Aug 21, 2014 — The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
Aug 4, 2014 — Adolescent inmates are subject to "extremely high rates of violence" at Rikers Island, according to a civil rights investigation. For male teens, the prison is "broken," a U.S. attorney said.
May 30, 2014 — Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly said language inserted by lawmakers to prevent the hire of additional Justice Department attorneys is "absurd."
Apr 18, 2014 — Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
Apr 8, 2014 — Rep. Louis Gohmert and Attorney General Eric Holder clashed over the House's decision to hold Holder in contempt in 2012. The exchange included finger wagging and warnings against lectures.
Mar 19, 2014 — The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.
Feb 27, 2014 — Eric Holder complained of faintness and shortness of breath, so he was taken to a hospital.
Feb 11, 2014 — In a speech Tuesday, the attorney general said laws barring convicted felons from voting are counterproductive and perpetuate "the stigma and isolation imposed on formerly incarcerated individuals."
Jan 10, 2014 — The marriages of more than 900 couples have been put on hold as courts weigh in. But "those families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status as the litigation unfolds," Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.