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Attorney General Eric Holder (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Eric Holder Held In Contempt Of Congress, Says Vote Was Politically Motivated

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder touted the Obama administration’s commitment to civil rights at a conference of Hispanic advocates in Orlando. But he made no mention of a historic House of Representatives vote to find him in contempt.

06/28/2012

Attorney General Eric Holder addresses more than 700 young people during the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Close Up Foundation's civics education week at the Grand Hyatt hotel on June 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House, Republicans Fail To Resolve Holder Contempt Vote

Obama administration officials and House Republican staff members Tuesday failed to resolve a document dispute that could lead to a precedent-setting contempt of Congress vote Thursday against Attorney General Eric Holder.

06/27/2012

House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to the media December 21, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hoyer: Some Dems Will Vote To Hold Holder In Contempt For Fast And Furious

Now that the politically potent National Rifle Association is keeping score, some Democrats may join House Republicans if there’s a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation.

06/26/2012

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