Stories tagged: U.S. Attorney General
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch lead memorial for Janet Reno
Former Attorney General Janet Reno, the first woman to hold the top Justice Department job who died last month, never took the easy way out when making the tougher decision …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Shifting US policy to right, Trump taps Sessions, Flynn
President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday with his announcement that he will nominate Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and Kansas …
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014
Obama nominates first black woman for attorney general
WASHINGTON – In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2009
Holder confirmed as attorney general
WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Eric Holder as the nation’s first African-American attorney general by a vote of 75-21 Monday, opening a new chapter for a Justice Department that had …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2009
Attorney general pick: Waterboarding is torture
WASHINGTON – With just three words, Attorney General-designate Eric Holder capped years of angry debate over U.S. counterterrorism policy and declared a major break from the Bush administration. “Waterboarding is …