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U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. takes his seat before testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Mr. Holder was scrutinized for his role in allowing, or at least not preventing, a controversial tactic that allowed illegal guns to be smuggled into Mexico. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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