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**FILE** Attorney General Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement official, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 15, 2013, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice. (Associated Press)

House GOP call for Holder to resign picks up steam in June

A bill introduced in January by Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona Republican, calling for the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has attracted scores of GOP co-sponsors in recent weeks in the wake of revelations that the Justice Department has tracked the phone records of reporters from the Associated Press and Fox News.

**FILE** Sean Hannity (Associated Press)

Sean Hannity turns on immigration deal

Talk-show host Sean Hannity, who made waves after the election by saying he was open to legalizing illegal immigrants, changed course Wednesday, saying that Sen. Marco Rubio and fellow Republicans who negotiated the Senate legalization bill got duped by Democrats.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (Associated Press)

Sen. Harry Reid: D.C. deserves statehood

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he supports granting statehood to Washington, saying that the capital city has earned the right to have full independence and representation in Congress.