What Do Barack Obama and the Koch Brothers Agree On? The Smarter Sentencing Act

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 8:00 am

Support the Smarter Sentencing Act to Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences » Read the petition and add your name There aren’t many things that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist, Ted Cruz and Sheldon Whitehouse agree on. But one of those rare things is the Smarter Sentencing Act, a bill that has support [...]

Holder Calls in the Big Guns for Damage Control

By: Thursday May 30, 2013 7:36 am

Attorney General Eric Holder is really stepping up his efforts at damage control by calling in the big guns. According to the Wall Street Journal, Holder’s new spokesperson will be Brian Fallon, who is the spokesperson for Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Schumer is one of the most public senators and has one of the best press [...]

Holder in Damage Control Mode

By: Wednesday May 29, 2013 8:33 am

Attorney General Eric Holder is in full damage control mode following news that the Department of Justice aggressively investigated journalists. According to Politico, Holder is meeting with several bureau chiefs. Attorney General Eric Holder will hold meetings with several Washington bureau chiefs of national news organizations in the next two days as part of the [...]

Coburn Is Right About Holder

By: Monday May 27, 2013 6:32 am

On Face the Nation yesterday Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) called it inappropriate to have Eric Holder review the Department of Justice aggressive investigation of journalists. From Face the Nation: BOB SCHIEFFER: Senator Coburn, the President also said that he’s asked the attorney general to review all these investigations and to leaks of what he says [...]

We Just Have to Take Holder’s Word That He Recused Himself From AP Case

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 9:28 am

One of the biggest developments from Attorney General Eric Holder’s grilling yesterday is that he apparently only orally recused himself from the controversial case involving the AP phone records. While Holder claims he believes he recused himself around June, during examination he admitted he never did so in writing with an explanation for his action. [...]

Eric Holder Proves He Can Fear Monger With the Best of Them

By: Wednesday May 15, 2013 7:03 am

The most amazing part of the press conference yesterday is when Attorney General Eric Holder turned the fear mongering up to 11 while trying to defend the way his department went after the AP’s phone records. From Holder (via WSJ) Well, you know, as I said, I don’t know all that went into the formulation [...]

People Should Be Held Responsible for Their Actions

By: Friday February 10, 2012 8:23 am

David Atkins claims that despite the fact that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California Attorney General Kamala Harris agreed to the foreclosure deal, and there couldn’t have been a deal without their sign on, they shouldn’t be held responsible for their actions. From David Atkins: But the people who should not be getting [...]

What Part of “Not a Priority” Does the DEA Not Understand?

By: Wednesday July 28, 2010 12:18 pm

Earlier this month the DEA conducted several coordinated raids of California medical marijuana dispensaries and collectives. Problem is, these DEA raids are in direct opposition to the directive issued by President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder last year that designated raids on legal medical marijuana dispensaries to “not be a priority” for the DEA. Today, Firedoglake publisher Jane Hamsher joined drug policy reform organizations and a conservative group, led by the Marijuana Policy Project, in condemning the DEA’s raids.