May 16, 2013 The Justice Department searched phone records of AP reporters and editors in search of the source of a leak. Critics call that overreach. The president says the government must sometimes balance national security against press freedom.
May 15, 2013 While looking for the source of a leak, federal investigators obtained phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors. There's been bipartisan outrage over what many see as government overreach. The attorney general tells NPR "I'm not sure" how many such seizures he's signed off on.
May 14, 2013 Echoing comments made Monday by President Obama, Attorney Gen. Eric Holder also said that even if no laws were broken it was "outrageous" for the IRS to focus on groups who identified themselves as "patriots" or "tea party" supporters when they applied for tax-exempt status.
March 7, 2013 "Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" the attorney general asks. "The answer to that question is no."
January 9, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki plan to remain with President Obama's administration as his second term begins, according to a White House official.
September 19, 2012 Rather than faulting Attorney General Eric Holder, the inspector general's report on the botched gun-trafficking operation places some blame on his chief of staff and a deputy.
June 29, 2012 Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he has complete confidence in Chief Justice Roberts. And he says politics might be one motive behind the contempt of Congress citation against current Attorney General Eric Holder.
June 20, 2012 The panel's decision next goes to the full House. It was a vote along partisan lines over whether the Justice Department has fully cooperated with the committee's investigation of the Fast and Furious gun trafficking operation.
June 20, 2012 You won't find the term in the Constitution, but it's been a staple of presidents in one form or another since Thomas Jefferson.
June 20, 2012 The political battle between the Obama administration and the House Oversight and Government has ratcheted up another notch.
June 19, 2012 The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will meet Wednesday to consider a report holding Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-trafficking operation. A meeting between the committee's head and Holder on Tuesday failed to resolve differences.
February 23, 2011 "A documented history of discrimination" against gays is among the reasons why the administration will no longer argue that the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, Attorney General Eric Holder says.
December 7, 2010 NPR's Michel Martin revisits allegations made by a former Justice Department attorney, who accused the agency of racial bias against white victims of alleged civil rights violations. The U.S. Civil Rights Commission says they agree with Adams.
November 29, 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder says the latest revelations may have put some U.S. diplomats and intelligence operatives in danger.