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Topic - Eric H. Holder
With less than two weeks before President Obama's new health-care law kicks in, the White House launched an anti-fraud effort Wednesday to warn consumers that scam artists could try to steal their personal financial and health records.
The text of a letter written by Washington attorney Bruce Fein on behalf of the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, sent to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Rep. Steve Stockman is revisiting a troublesome matter that recently riveted public attention, namely, the IRS targeting of conservative groups. "This case must be investigated fully, given admitted wrongdoing by the IRS, its potentially criminal implications and revelations the White House has been less than honest about what they knew and when," he says.
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder said Thursday that members of Congress have been kept up to speed on the National Security Agency's collection of millions of telephone records and that he would be willing to discuss the issue further in additional closed-door briefings.
America is not what is wrong with the world. If you expect people to be in on the landing, include them in the takeoff. You get what you inspect, not what you expect. If you're coasting, you're going downhill.
House Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton on Friday said the Obama administration may be making a big mistake by trying the men accused of planning the Sept. 11 attack in U.S. criminal courts, becoming the highest-ranking Democrat to challenge the decision announced last week by Attorney General Eric H. Holder.
"No one has access to a person's private medical records, and they shouldn't be asking for that information," he said. "If they are asking for that information, then consumers … can understand that's the wrong place to go."
Mr. Holder last week announced that five men accused of planning the Sept. 11 attacks, including to al Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, would be transferred from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to New York to stand trial.