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Attorney general mocks Louie Gohmert at hearing: ‘Good luck with your asparagus’

Attorney General Eric Holder got the last laugh Tuesday when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tried to outfox him. The Tea Party lawmaker tried to lure Holder into a trap during a House Judiciary Committee with a series of questions on same-sex marriage. The attorney general said he did not believe…

Lawmaker prods attorney general to revise ‘fallacious’ pot laws: Order the study already

A pro-pot legislator pointedly asked Attorney General Eric Holder why he wants to wait for Congress to loosen marijuana laws. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) reminded Holder during a House Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday that the attorney general had the authority to ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services to…

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in Michigan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government said on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages carried out last week in Michigan but left in limbo by a court appeal, making the couples entitled to appropriate federal benefits. More than 300 couples were married last Saturday, a day after U.S. District Judge Bernard…

Obama administration to endorse effort to reduce federal drug sentences

By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday plans to throw its weight behind a proposal that it says could cut the average prison sentence for a federal drug defendant by 11 months, a change designed to help reduce the massive U.S. prison population. Attorney General Eric…

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized and in good condition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in good condition after being taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital on Thursday for feeling faint and short of breath during a morning meeting with his staff, his office said. “He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is…

Report: Another U.S. citizen targeted for drone attack

President Barack Obama is considering killing another U.S. citizen affiliated with Al Qaeda in a drone attack, according to a report published Monday by the Associated Press. According to the AP, the Administration is debating whether to kill him in a strike, as the US is legally obliged to follow…

Attorney General Eric Holder to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

The United States is to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is convicted of involvement in the deadly attack, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday. “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision,” Holder said in a statement…

Federal government will recognize Utah same-sex marriages even if state won’t

The Obama administration announced on Friday that the U.S. federal government will recognize the marriages of the 1,300 same-sex couples who were married in Utah since December, even if the state will not. The New York Times reported that Attorney General Eric Holder released a video on Friday declaring that…

Democratic Rep: Ohio Republicans actively trying to ‘suppress the voting rights of African-Americans’

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge (D) has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to review two new proposed voting laws in the state on the grounds that they are unfairly aimed at suppressing the votes of African-Americans. According to Cleveland.com, Fudge contends that Ohio state Senate Bill 238 and House Bill 260…

Holder: Restrictive North Carolina voting law ‘an intentional attempt to break a system that was working’

Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the Justice Department will be filing suit against the State of North Carolina for its highly restrictive new voting regulations. These regulations have been harshly criticized by many in North Carolina. “It is an outright attempt to manipulate voting and the result of…

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