Posts Tagged ‘eric holder’

District Line Daily: Eric Holder and D.C. Voting Rights

Rock Creek Park turns the big 1-2-4!

Justice Department Confirms Ron Machen Is Running Associated Press Investigation

Good news for D.C. politicos: Corruption-hunting U.S. Attorney Ron Machen has a lot on his plate. While Machen authored the Friday letter that informed the Associated Press that the Department of Justice had secretly seized two months' worth of its phone records, it wasn't clear how closely involved Machen was. Today, however, a DOJ official [...]

Eric Holder Isn’t the Only One Saying No

In certain corners of the Internet, a written response from Attorney General Eric Holder to Sen. Rand Paul—following the Kentucky Republican's filibuster last night over concerns related to the Obama administration's drone-warfare program—has already become a classic of the political-memo genre. However, Holder's letter is eerily similar to a number of missives recently obtained by Washington [...]

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Morning Roundup: A Long Weekend Long On Shootings

Good morning, everyone. Today’s Tuesday, in case the long weekend confused you. And it’s June! Perhaps now, we can move on to sunny days and temperatures that make sense.
Memorial Day weekend was a mess of shootings from Baltimore to Chinatown. A teen was found shot in the head in Greenbelt, a man was found dead in his [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Hemp (Not Pot) History Edition

As I chew on this sticky, hemp-seed infused  granola bar–which is surprisingly not awful (and an "excellent source of Omega-3," according to the label)–an actor dressed in an elaborate George Washington costume is preparing to dump a 50-pound bag of hemp seeds on the doorstep of the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's office.
Is he trying to [...]

A.G. Eric Holder Saves Medical Marijuana Industry, Considers Extending the Same Courtesy to Newspapers

Well, perhaps not exactly. From the New York Times:

Speaking with reporters, Mr. Holder provided few specifics but said the Justice Department’s enforcement policy would now be restricted to traffickers who falsely masqueraded as medical dispensaries and “use medical marijuana laws as a shield."

Eric Holder, Extreme Drug Warrior

As if his soft stance on corruption wasn't sufficient evidence enough that Eric Holder is a questionable choice for attorney general, there's also his stance on drugs, which during his time as a U.S. Attorney in D.C. was too harsh.
In 1996, Holder proposed cracking down on marijuana users and sellers, a policy perspective which was [...]

A.G. Appointee Eric Holder Soft on Corruption

Eric H. Holder, Jr., former Deputy Attorney General and senior legal advisor to President-elect Barack Obama, was tapped today to serve as Obama's Attorney General, Newsweek reports. (Holder also served as co-chief of Obama's veep selection committee.)
In a cover story in 1997—the same year Clinton nominated Holder for Dep. Attorney General—City Paper questioned Holder's [...]