Attorney General Eric Holder
Jul 25, 2013 — In the war over the right to vote in the U.S., the Justice Department's choice of Texas as the battleground for its first legal action following the Supreme Court's weakening of the Voting Rights Act has a feeling of inevitability.
Jul 15, 2013 — In his first public comments since a jury acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges, Attorney General Eric Holder did not announce any new federal action on the case.
Mar 5, 2013 — In a letter to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., the attorney general noted that such a situation could be imagined only in an "extraordinary circumstance" such as the attack on Pearl Harbor or on Sept. 11, 2001. The letter was in response to inquiries from Paul regarding the legality of military strikes within the country.
Aug 13, 2012 — The White House has exerted executive privilege over the documents in question. Republicans say Obama has overstepped his authority.
Jun 20, 2012 — There's little evidence that the flap over Fast and Furious will make a difference to most voters come November. But there are a number of conservative gun owners in battleground states like Ohio who could be energized to oppose President Obama.
Jun 20, 2012 — The panel's decision next goes to the full House. It was a vote along partisan lines over whether the Justice Department has fully cooperated with the committee's investigation of the Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation.
Jun 13, 2012 — Democratic critics say Florida's Republican governor is purging eligible voters to give his party an Election Day advantage. Scott denies the accusation in an interview with NPR's Michel Martin on Tell Me More. "Not one U.S. citizen has been eliminated from the voter rolls," he says. "Not one."
Jun 1, 2011 — Enacted last year, the law reduced the 100-1 disparity between sentences for offenses involving crack and powder cocaine. Now, the attorney general says, "equal treatment under law" requires that it be applied to some of those previously convicted.
May 12, 2011 — "Given the ongoing threats facing the United States, as well as the leadership transitions at other agencies like the Defense Department and Central Intelligence Agency ... continuity and stability at the FBI is critical at this time," Obama says.
May 3, 2011 — Attorney General Eric Holder told members of Congress today he's asked his agency to be 'mindful' following the death of Osama bin Laden.