Eric Holder
  • With the U.S. facing overcrowding in its prisons, Holder is proposing changes that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

    Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a farewell ceremony in honor of outgoing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller at the Department of Justice on August 1, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 13, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT
  • ttorney General Eric Holder pauses during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Holder said he's ordered a Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny.

    Justice Department looking into reports the federal tax agency inappropriately targeted conservative "Tea Party" groups.

    LAST UPDATE : May 14, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT
  • Attorney General Eric Holder says the Food and Drug Administration will propose new cigarette warning labels.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 19, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT
  • In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Amanda Jetter celebrates along with others attending an Amendment 64 watch party in a bar after a local television station announced the marijuana amendment's passage, in Denver.

    Washington and Colorado voters legalized recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, but now activists must wait and see how aggressively the federal drug war bureaucracy responds.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EST