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House panel moves forward with Lois Lerner contempt

House panel moves forward with Lois Lerner contempt

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The House Ways and Means Committee voted to formally ask the Justice Department to prosecute Lois Lerner for "extreme bias" in the IRS targeting scandal.
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Holder: U.S. investigating high-speed trading

Eric Holder: U.S. investigating high-speed trading

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-frequency trading at Wall Street and financial firms, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers Friday.
Ananth Baliga
Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

A gut-wrenching 9-1-1 call from an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer with three family members pleading for help in their runaway Lexus made headlines in August 2009.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Reid: CIA appears to have been snooping on Senate investigation

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has asked the sergeant at arms to determine if the CIA snooped on an Intelligence Committee investigation.

Justice Dept. is reviewing CIA spying allegations, Holder says

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Allegations made by the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee against each other are under review, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Toyota to pay $1.2B in penalties to settle U.S. criminal investigation

Toyota to pay $1.2B in penalties to settle U.S. criminal investigation

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle a criminal probe of how it handled unintended acceleration in its vehicles, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Eric Holder backs plan for reduced drug sentences

Eric Holder backs plan for reduced drug sentences

March 13 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said he supports a plan to reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders.
Gabrielle Levy
Holder backs plan to reduce sentences for minor drug offenses

Holder backs plan to reduce sentences for minor drug offenses

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder backed shorter sentences for low-level drug offenses Thursday in testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Kentucky seeks delay to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

Kentucky seeks delay to recognize out-of-state gay marriages

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ordered Kentucky to begin recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states, even as the state asked for a stay on the ruling.
Gabrielle Levy
Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

Attorney General Eric Holder released from Washington hospital

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder left a Washington hospital Thursday after being checked out for faintness and shortness of breath, a Justice official said.
Eric Holder taken to hospital with shortness of breath

Eric Holder taken to hospital with shortness of breath

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to the hospital for evaluation Thursday morning after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath
Gabrielle Levy
Eric Holder: State attorneys general don't have to enforce discriminatory laws

Eric Holder: State attorneys general don't have to enforce discriminatory laws

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Eric Holder gave an out to his state counterparts whose states have passed bans on gay marriage, saying they are not obligated to defend discriminatory laws.
Gabrielle Levy
Black pastors coalition wants Holder impeached over gay marriage issue

Black pastors coalition wants Holder impeached over gay marriage issue

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A group of African-American pastors called Tuesday for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's impeachment for favoring gay marriage laws.
Surprise: high school seniors expected to smoke more pot now that it's legal

Surprise: high school seniors expected to smoke more pot now that it's legal

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Researchers say pot use by high school seniors will likely follow legalization efforts.
Brooks Hays

U.S. attorney general seeks legislation to blunt cyberattacks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked Congress Monday to create a national standard to quickly notify Americans whose sensitive data may have been hacked.

Holder urges states to restore voting rights to released felons

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- States should roll back laws that permanently disenfranchise released felons, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.
Justice Dept.: Holder has no plans to step down this year

Justice Dept.: Holder has no plans to step down this year

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder does not intend to step down this year, the Justice Department said, denying a New Yorker magazine report.
Legality of DOJ's $13B settlement with JP Morgan challenged in court

Legality of DOJ's $13B settlement with JP Morgan challenged in court

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Non-profit Better Markets questions legality of the Justice Department's $13 billion settlement with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Ananth Baliga
GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

GOP lawmaker says Obama ignoring Congress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama still needs to scuttle his healthcare reform plan and come up with a new one acceptable to Republicans, a GOP lawmaker said Sunday.

Obama to name Navy's cyberwarfare chief to run NSA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy vice admiral named to lead the National Security Agency will balance "security, privacy and liberty," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Hold announced Thursday prosecutors will seek the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Sen. Jeff Sessions cites Lady Gaga during marijuana debate with Eric Holder

Sen. Jeff Sessions cites Lady Gaga during marijuana debate with Eric Holder

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- During a debate with Eric Holder about President Obama's comments about marijuana, Sen. Jeff Sessions cited remarks Lady Gaga made about pot her own addiction.
Evan Bleier

Target investigation is on, says Holder

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday the Justice Department is investigating the personal information breach at retail giant Target Corp.
House members don't want Clapper handling NSA reforms

House members don't want Clapper handling NSA reforms

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said Monday they don't want intelligence chief James Clapper overseeing reform of the nation's surveillance programs.

Russian lawmaker says Snowden asylum period to be extended

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden won't be pressured to leave Russia any time soon, a major Russian lawmaker said Friday.
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