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Kathy Ruemmler

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

By Nedra Pickler - Associated Press

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday. Published October 24, 2014

Recent Stories

Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

Associated Press

Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The west bound lanes on the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. (AP Photo/ Steve Earley, The Virginian-Pilot ) ** FILE **

Lawmakers want access to police database of collected cellphone data

- The Washington Times

Virginia lawmakers say they expect to address revelations of a cellphone records database built and maintained by five Hampton Roads-area policing agencies during the upcoming legislative session.

In this July 12, 1995, file photo, convicted police killer and death-row activist Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a one-time death row inmate now serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer spoke to students graduating from a Vermont college on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, encouraging them to strive to transform the world.(AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

Pa. law signed to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

- Associated Press

Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims.

Recent Opinion Columns

Unarmed police are sitting ducks

- The Washington Times

David Grosso, a freshman at-large council member, wants members of the Metropolitan Police Department to serve but not protect. He wants to take their guns away, and he wants us to participate in a love-in of the '60s and '70s variety. Mr. Grosso must be having flashbacks from innocently being in the vicinity of second-hand reefer smoke.

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