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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Eric H. Holder Jr.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that the states should let felons vote after they have served their sentences — a move that would disproportionately expand the number of minority voters and thus help the Democratic Party in elections.
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Sunday welcomed Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s move to extend the application of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage to the Justice Department, while a key Republican said the move could create more strife between the federal government and the states.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley is pressing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to review the constitutionality of President Obama's executive actions and to make those reviews public.
The Justice Department said Thursday it is refusing to let a key lawyer testify to the House oversight committee on the criminal investigation into the IRS, saying that to let her brief Congress could potentially skew its probe.
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Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two Chechen-Americans accused of carrying out last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that there is still a chance the government would file criminal charges against Internal Revenue Service employees who targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny, disputing press reports that the criminal probe into the tax agency has already decided the behavior didn't rise to the level of a crime.
The House oversight committee has asked a lawyer who's helping run the criminal investigation into IRS targeting of tea party groups to testify to Congress next week, seeking to find out where the investigation stands and whether her political leanings have undermined the probe.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. acknowledged the use of synthetic drugs is growing among U.S. teenagers, but rejected a suggestion that President Obama's recent comments equating the dangers of marijuana with those of alcohol might lead more young people to experiment with pot.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that the Justice Department could still bring criminal charges against IRS officials for targeting tea party groups, contradicting press reports that said investigators have already concluded no crime was committed.
"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot," Mr. Holder said, "in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards."
"The facts alleged in this indictment show that the Pakistani Taliban facilitated Faisal Shahzads attempted attack on American soil," said Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. "Our nation averted serious loss of life in this attempted bombing, but it is a reminder that we face an evolving threat that we must continue to fight with every tool available to the government."