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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:40 PM

Report: Eric Holder To Stay In Obama Administration Beyond First Term


Eric Holder To Stay In Obama Administration Beyond First Term: Report

Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly staying on for an unspecified time beyond President Barack Obama's first term, according to Fox News.

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Holder had accepted President Barack Obama's request to stay on, but the timeline had yet to be settled. The New York Post reported on Nov. 13 that Holder would stay on.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/eric-holder-obama-administration_n_2161081.html



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Reply Report: Eric Holder To Stay In Obama Administration Beyond First Term (Original post)
Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
teddy51 Nov 2012 #1
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #3
graham4anything Nov 2012 #2
teddy51 Nov 2012 #6
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #7
teddy51 Nov 2012 #9
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #12
Cha Nov 2012 #17
satxdem Nov 2012 #23
graham4anything Nov 2012 #8
teddy51 Nov 2012 #10
graham4anything Nov 2012 #13
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #21
morningfog Nov 2012 #4
boingboinh Nov 2012 #11
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #5
DonViejo Nov 2012 #14
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #15
tularetom Nov 2012 #16
John2 Nov 2012 #18
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #24
Floyd_Gondolli Nov 2012 #19
David Zephyr Nov 2012 #20
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #22

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:42 PM

1. "according to Fox News." Yikes, thats a great source!

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:44 PM

3. There are THREE sources listed in the OP/article. n/t



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:43 PM

2. Eric Holder for SCOTUS!

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:04 PM

6. Not to fucking likely! Eric Holder for retirement would be much more appropriate.

 

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:11 PM

7. What exactly is it that you have against Holder? Just curious. n/t





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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:22 PM

9. He has never been there for anything that benifits the American people. The Justice Department

 

has never reopened investigations into 911. The Justice Department has never brought charges against the Bush Mis-Administration. The Justice Department is totally for the NDAA law.

How many more things would you like me to list?

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:35 PM

12. Well I think he has been doing a pretty good job doing things that benefit Americans


Sometimes it's more fair to focus on what someone HAS done and not what they haven't.


Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Holder#Attorney_General_of_the_United_States


A couple things below that aren't listed in the link above,
there are more but I don't have time right now to post them all for ya

U.S. Arrests 91 In Massive $430 Million Medicare Fraud Bust
http://upload.democraticunderground.com/10021487883

New Justice Dept. Task Force Issues Subpoenas to 11 Financial Institutions in Expanded Probe
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002231600


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:25 PM

17. How refreshing.. Thanks for bringing some reality to

what Eric Holder has done. Here's something from Thursday..

"BP Exploration and Production Inc. Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Manslaughter, Environmental Crimes and Obstruction of Congress Surrounding Deepwater Horizon Incident"

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/November/12-ag-1369.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:24 AM

23. thank you

Eric Holder is really demonized on DU, nobody ever comes to his defense and really analyzing his record beyond his record on weed. I really appreciate you shining light on the good he has done. Thought i was alone on it.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:20 PM

8. Eric and Janet Reno are two of the all time great AG in America's History.& the right hated both

 

(btw- I hope President Hillary45 brings back Janet in some job or other in 2017.)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:24 PM

10. Hilary ain't going to win an election in 2016! She is a war monger, and a former DLC member. She

 

needs to retire.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:35 PM

13. Guess you are not an Obama fan either, being that you seem to dislike every single person he has

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:08 AM

21. I liked Janet Reno!!! She added pizazz to the AG office.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 PM

4. God, I hope not.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:25 PM

11. +1

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 PM

5. This is GOOD news. This'll scare the bejeezus out of the Righties. Heh . . . eom

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:39 PM

14. The Murdoch owned NY Post ran...

with this news about a week ago (it's in an OP here on DU); no other news outlet picked up on this so, FOX goes with it, followed by the WSJ. Murdoch seems to be the common denominator here. Some of you might remember Hillary's VRWC (Vast Right Wing Conspiracy), it didn't go away when Hillary and President Clinton left the White House.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:40 PM

15. Good. He should stay on for the full four. Let the right-wing haters swallow it!

n/t.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:01 PM

16. Bad news for supporters of legalized marijuana

But great news for Wall Street banking crooks and Bush era war criminals.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

18. So you

 

are going to blame the U.S. Attorney General of the United States for doing his job? That would be a reason to get him fired, if he didn't carry out the laws of the United States. If you want the law changed, then you go after Congress and not some person doing his professional job as a lawyer. Eric Holder is not a politician. The only problem is he shouldn't let Republicans cow him in carrying out Civil Rights laws too, because they are just as important. Maybe he should focus on People like the nut in Ohio and that nut in Florida. If he did that, he would probably have the whole GOP in trouble.

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Response to John2 (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:59 AM

24. He chose not to defend DOMA. I guess he should be fired for that.

 

Other than the marijuana thing, he has been an outstanding AG.

I will give you that.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:58 PM

19. Great news

 

For Anheiser Busch, Phizer, Phillip
Morris and the private prison industry. People will keep doing their drugs and filling up their dungeons.

Bad news for anyone in favor of responsible and humane drug reform in this country.

But hey maybe he proves me wrong. I'll still cling to the belief that it's possible.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:04 AM

20. I hope so. Or to the Supreme Court. He's done a great job.

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Response to David Zephyr (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:10 AM

22. I think he would make a great Justice, but his age will probably be a factor.


Holder was born in 1951, he is 61 years old.

I think that Obama's short list will have folks on it closer to the age of 50.

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Here's CNN article link from last month with a list of possible Supreme Court candidates

Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected
List here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/30/politics/court-obama-list/index.html


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And below is a copy of a DU comment I posted back in September...

We were talking about President Obama's next pick for the Supreme Court here at the house tonight we came to the consensus that there would be only a slim chance that anyone born before 1960 would be appointed.

So, in my opinion, if the next justice is appointed two or three years from now I doubt anyone that was born in the 1940s or early/mid 1950s would be picked.

Sonia Sottomayor was born in 1955 (but was appointed over three years ago) and Elena Kagan was born in 1960.

If President Obama is the one doing the appointing then a couple of folks that probably will show up on his list to consider might be:

Caitlin Halligan, born 1966 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlin_Halligan

Goodwin Liu, born 1970 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodwin_Liu


Some folks are rooting for Kamala Harris, bio here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris


Edited to add...

Here's a Chart that shows the current Justices ''Age at Appointment'': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Supreme_Court#Current_justices

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