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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Holder Sending More ATF Agents to Help Chicago Fight Violent Crime

The ATF and FBI have increased staffing in the violence-plagued city.

Holder Calls for a 'Color Brave' Society to Tackle Injustice

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder says progress is a measurement, not an end.

Citigroup Reaches $7 Billion Settlement to Resolve Mortgage Probe

On July 14, the Wall Street giant and U.S. Justice Department announced a deal that resulted form months of contentious negotiations.

Eric Holder's Take: The Attorney General on 10 Hot Topics

Attorney Gen. Eric Holder discusses a wide range of issues.

Obama: I'll Act on My Own on Immigration

President Obama says he can't sit by and do nothing on immigration.

News: Obama’s Clemency Initiative Could Free Hundreds of Prisoners

The president’s plan provides hope for inmates. (6/17/2014)
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