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  • 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...
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. attorney general, is stepping down

    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: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general

    Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general
    Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
  • 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?

    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...
  • Suspect extradited from Mexico to U.S. in border agent's slaying

    Suspect extradited from Mexico to U.S. in border agent's slaying
    A man charged in the murder of Brian A. Terry, a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death was at the center of the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, has been returned to the United States and is scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday,...
  • Suspect in border agent Brian Terry's death extradited from Mexico

    Suspect in border agent Brian Terry's death extradited from Mexico
    It was a bloody confrontation more than three years ago in the desert brush of Arizona about 11 miles from the border with Mexico. When it was over, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry was dead and two weapons found at the scene would shine a light on...