The Trials and Tribulations of Eric Holder

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  • Guantanamo Bay
  • New Black Panters, Same Old Problems
  • Shooting the Messenger
  • Cuba Libre
  • Deception
  • Hard Times
  • Pressing Matters
  • The Whole Truth?
  • Drumbeat
  • Washington Two-Step
  • Gives as Good as He Gets
  • Fast and Very Furious
  • A First
  • Operation Scapegoat
  • Standing His Ground on Voting Rights

Shooting the Messenger

When Holder announced Obama's decision that DOJ would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in existing court cases, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virginia) accused the attorney general of deciding to "abandon your duty." House Speaker John Boehner responded by hiring a private law firm to defend DOMA.

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