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Eric Holder defends seizure of AP phone logs to track down ‘the most serious’ CIA leak

The US administration pushed back Tuesday after being accused of undermining press freedom by seizing reporters’ phone records, claiming officials took the drastic steps to protect American lives. Amid a barrage of criticism, Attorney General Eric Holder said telephone logs were secretly taken from US news agency the Associated Press…

Watch live: Biden and Holder deliver remarks on gun control

Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder deliver remarks at the White House on measures relating to gun reform. Watch live, broadcast by NBC News on April 9.…

Watch live: Senate questions Holder on drug war, drones and gun control

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the Department of Justice’s plans to address marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, along with the department’s recent disclosure that a drone strike on U.S. soil is legally possible. This live video is embedded courtesy of C-SPAN…

Watch live: Holder announces major financial fraud action

Attorney General Eric Holder and department officials hold a press conference to announce a major financial fraud enforcement action. They will also take other questions from reporters. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 5. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.…

Fox News host suggests Democrats are ‘for voter fraud’

Fox News host Gretchen Carlson says she can’t understand why Democrats would be against discriminatory voter ID laws unless they are “for voter fraud.” Earlier this week, the Department of Justice blocked a law requiring Texas voters to show identification on the grounds that it could disenfranchise Latino voters. Similar…

Holder: ‘No proof our elections are marred’ in voter fraud

Attorney General Eric Holder dismissed any belief of in-person voter fraud damaging American elections Tuesday evening, a day after the Justice Department blocked Texas’ photo voter ID law. In an interview with NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams, Holder reiterated his previous comments before Congress labeling photo ID laws a “solution…

White House announces investigation of subprime mortgage fraud

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday a new inquiry to investigate fraud in the mortgage-backed securities market, whose billion-dollar implosion helped trigger the global financial crisis. Attorney General Eric Holder will head the working group of 55 lawyers, investigators and analysts from the Justice Department and other federal and…

Romney claims that ‘you can get a photo ID free’ for voting

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserted Tuesday that photo IDs were free to all voters and that Attorney General Eric Holder had made a “very serious error” by blocking a South Carolina law that requires an ID to vote. In blocking the South Carolina law Friday, the Justice Department said…

Holder promises close inspection of so-called ‘voter fraud’ measures

At a time when many Republican-run states are making it harder for people to vote, Attorney General Eric Holder is planning to break up their game. “The reality is that – in jurisdictions across the country – both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common,” he said…

New state laws threaten U.S. voting rights: Holder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder is venturing deeper into a political thicket over how individual states run elections, saying discrimination based on race or ethnicity still prevents people from voting. Holder, the chief U.S. law enforcement official, is addressing the issue on the eve of an election year.…

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