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  • Conservatives cheer Eric Holder's exit: Why he was such a punching bag

    Conservatives cheer Eric Holder's exit: Why he was such a punching bag
    Atty. Gen. Eric. H. Holder Jr. has finally given conservatives a reason to cheer. He’s stepping down from his post as head of the Justice Department. “Good riddance,” wrote W. James Antle III in response to the news, saying, “The...
  • Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism

    Republicans greet Holder departure with sharp criticism
    WASHINGTON - Seizing on news that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down, Republican lawmakers piled criticism on him over the Internal Revenue Service scandal, his handling of a gun-running probe known as "Fast and Furious," and a host of...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • Who will replace Holder, and can Obama get a nominee confirmed?

    Confirming a new attorney general to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. is certain to prompt a heated political debate during a robust post-election lame-duck session of Congress – one made especially more divisive if Democrats lose the Senate’s...
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. attorney general, is stepping down

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., the first African American to fill the nation's top law enforcement post, announced Thursday he was stepping down, ending a nearly six-year tenure as one of the Obama administration's most progressive voices and polarizing...
  • Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department

    Despite slow, troubled start, Holder leaves mark at Justice Department
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder’s impressive legacy in civil rights and prison reform didn't start when he was sworn in five years ago. It emerged with a burst of energy and new-found political freedom that followed President Obama’s reelection in...
  • Friday: Will the GOP miss Eric Holder?

    Friday: Will the GOP miss Eric Holder?
             President Obama will probably miss Attorney General Eric Holder.  Some Democrats will miss him. But you know who will miss him the most? Republicans. Holder was their favorite punching bag. When they got tired of bashing President...
  • Eric Holder's mixed legacy

    Eric Holder's mixed legacy
    Departing Attorney General Eric Holder deserves cheers for his stance on civil rights, but bemused jeers for his assaults on civil liberties. Holder may well be remembered as a leading advocate for both human rights and for the advancement of government...
  • Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
    A Mexican man accused of assembling the crew of drug robbers who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a 2010 shootout in Arizona was indicted this week, the seventh person to be charged in the case. Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, 30, faces federal...
  • Speak Out: Muddying the laws

    In response to "TRUTH ABOUT HOBBY LOBBY," The Supreme Court's ruling was not a great decision for "religious freedom for all." It favors one religious group over others, so there's no cause to rejoice, especially given our exceptional history to worship...
  • The lessons of Ferguson -- and Cincinnati

    O judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. --"Julius Caesar," Act III, Scene 2 ... What a surfeit of surreal scenes have been pouring out of little Ferguson, Missouri, these past few weeks -- as if they'd never end....