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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.…

Attorney General Holder vows not to quit in gun sting case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans grilled Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday over a botched gun-smuggling sting in Mexico, with one lawmaker comparing Holder to Nixon-era Attorney General John Mitchell and another saying “heads should roll.” “I have no intention of resigning,” said Holder, who has headed the Justice Department since…

Reading and misreading Eric Holder’s call to discuss race

I was on the Mike Signorile Show today and we discussed recent comments made by Attorney General Eric Holder at an event at the Justice Department in honor of Black History Month: Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have…

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