Eric Holder

Nominated by President Barack Obama, Eric Holder became the first African-American U.S. Attorney General in January 2009. Prior to serving as Attorney General, Holder was appointed to various positions by the three previous presidents. President Ronald Reagan appointed Holder as Associate Judge of Superior Court of D.C.; President Clinton as the U.S. Attorney for D.C. and Deputy Attorney General; and President George W. Bush as the Acting Attorney General. In 2007 Holder joined Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign as his senior legal advisor.

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What's Happening in Ferguson, Missouri?

Two days before he would begin college, Michael Brown, 18, was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson, Mo., police. The tragic death has brought the issue of police brutality back to the nation's attention. The city of Ferguson has erupted in protests and crie...

Holder: 'Change is Coming' After Police Shooting

Attorney General Eric Holder offers reassurances to Ferguson residents.

Obama: In Too Many Communities Young Men of Color Are Objects of Fear

President Obama provides updates on investigation into Michael Brown shooting.

President Obama's Unfabulous Vacation

Crises at home and abroad overshadow President Obama's annual family vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

Leaders Call for Investigations of Pattern of Police Violence Against Unarmed Blacks

Leaders want Congress and the Justice Department to implement and enforce policies to end such violence.

Obama Calls for 'Peace and Calm' in Ferguson

The president said now is the time for healing as officials investigate Michael Brown's tragic death.
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