Articles by Attorney General
?Flame? Malware Vs. Iran Reactor Only One Tool
June 22 2012 11:49 AM EDT
Cyberdefense specialists in the U.S. and Israel collaborated on the so-called ?Flame? malware that caused havoc with Iran?s nuclear reactors, a top engineer has said.
Clock Ticking As Holder Looks To Avoid 'Unprecedented' Full Contempt Vote
June 21 2012 10:28 AM EDT
If he wants to avoid an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House of Representatives, the embattled attorney general must strike a deal with Republicans seeking more documents in an investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley: WBO President Concludes Pacquiao Won, Orders Rematch
June 21 2012 10:06 AM EDT
WBO President Francisco Valcarcel had the fight scored by five independent judges.
House Committee Cites Attorney General Holder For Contempt
June 20 2012 4:37 PM EDT
A House committee voted 23-17 to recommend citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt, escalating a standoff with the Obama administration and raising the possibility of an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House.
White House Withholds Fast And Furious Documents, Citing Executive Privilege, As Holder Contempt Vote Looms
June 20 2012 11:51 AM EDT
The fallout from the failed Fast and Furious program hurtled toward a peak of intensity on Wednesday, as the White House invoked executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents related to the gunrunning program.
Holder, Issa To Go Face To Face Before Fast and Furious Contempt Vote
June 19 2012 4:13 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa will meet Tuesday, a day before Congressional Republicans are expected to vote on holding Holder in contempt of Congress, without the presence of the House GOP leadership.
Jerry Sandusky Trial: Defense Focuses On Character Witnesses, But Will He Testify?
June 19 2012 1:46 PM EDT
The defense of Jerry Sandusky has focused on inconsistencies in opposing witness testimony and presenting mostly character witnesses.
US Justice Department Ends Edwards Prosecution
June 13 2012 4:46 PM EDT
Federal prosecutors said they will not continue to pursue a case against former Sen. John Edwards after a jury was unable to produce a a verdict two weeks ago.
Senators Challenge Government Program To Monitor Calls, Emails
June 12 2012 1:03 PM EDT
A government intelligence-gathering program aimed at overseas terror suspects may be improperly collecting communications from innocent Americans, two Democratic senators warned.
US Department Of Justice To Sue Florida Over Immigrant Voter Purge
June 12 2012 11:03 AM EDT
The Department of Justice is planning to sue Florida for pressing ahead with a sweeping effort to strike noncitizens from the voting rolls.
U.S. And Florida Sue Each Other Over Voter Purge
June 11 2012 9:56 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Florida to stop its drive to remove what it says are ineligible voters from their rolls, and Florida is suing Homeland Security.
31 Dems Expected To Vote Against Eric Holder In Fast And Furious Investigation
June 11 2012 12:30 PM EDT
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will vote on holding United States Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress -- and more than two dozen of his party colleagues are going to vote with Republicans against him.
Republicans continue attacking Obama, Top Secret leaks
June 11 2012 3:19 AM EDT
Among the government secrets leaked to the media in recent months were reports on US cyber warfare against Iran, procedures for targeting militants for drone attacks and the existence of a double agent who penetrated a militant group in Yemen. Republicans have also criticized the administration for disclosing details of the Navy SEAL team that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a raid on his Pakistan hideout last year.
Attorney General Eric Holder Assigns Two Prosecutors to Look Into Document Leaks
June 09 2012 12:25 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder assigned two prosecutors to look into the classified document leaks that fed two New York Times articles this past week, further heightening the profile of a debate between Democrats and Republicans about secrecy and the press.
Facebook For Kids: Social Giant Developing Network Access For Under 13 [REPORT]
June 04 2012 10:57 AM EDT
Facebook is working to extend its reach by lifting age restrictions from the site and developing a social network for children that will be monitored by their parents, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Cop Tells NBC Journalists 'First Amendment Rights Can Be Terminated' [VIDEO]
June 01 2012 11:53 AM EDT
A Chicago police officer tells two NBC journalists in a shocking new video that your first amendment rights can be terminated if you're creating a scene or whatever, going on to tell them that your presence is creating a scene.
Florida Voting Law, Immigrant Voter Purge Halted
June 01 2012 10:49 AM EDT
In a double blow to Florida's controversial push to prevent election fraud, a federal judge blocked the state's new voting law and the Justice Department ordered the state to halt a purge of noncitizens from its voter rolls.
Knights Templar Drug Cartel Firebombs Sabritas Distribution Center, A PepsiCo Subsidiary
May 30 2012 1:53 PM EDT
Mexican authorities arrested four members of the Mexican drug cartel the Knights Templar after a series of firebombings that damaged a potato-chip company factory owned by PepsiCo. The firebombings prompted Mexican authorities to beef up security at the factory. This was the first recorded attack on an American firm by a drug cartel in Mexico.
AG Holder Defends Embattled Voting Rights Act
May 23 2012 2:57 PM EDT
As the 1965 Voting Rights Act comes under fire from Republican lawmakers and conservative justices on the Supreme Court, Holder explains why it's still needed to fight inequality at the polls.
Facebook Shares Rise 3% Despite Subpoenas, Lawsuit, Complaints About IPO
May 23 2012 9:29 AM EDT
Shares of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social network, rose nearly 5 percent Wednesday despite continuing fallout from its May 17 initial public offering.