Holder Sworn in as Attorney General

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eric Holder has been sworn in as the nation's
attorney general, the first African-American to fill the job.
Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath to President
Barack Obama's pick to lead the Justice Department.
Biden said the department, under Holder, would return to a past
standard of "no politics, no ideology. Only a clear assessment of
facts and law."
Hundreds of department employees packed the hallways and
stairways to welcome Holder. To loud cheers and applause, he
pledged to remake the department by "taking it back to what it
once was and always has to be."
Holder was confirmed Monday evening by a 75-21 Senate vote, with
all the opposition coming from Republicans.
Holder takes over a department wracked by Bush administration
scandals over politically motivated hirings and firings.


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 4, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    Folks like Karen generalize statements about the past administration without offering any examples as to why. Perhaps she is taken aback by the so called limit on her personal freedoms..which no doubt she has no frame of reference. Or maybe wiretaps of suspicious foreign phone calls that have caused her consternation. Or perhaps the fattening up of the good ol boys we have detained at Gitmo has distressed her. More likely she has no clue and is only repeating something she heard at an Obama rally.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Feb 3, 2009 at 03:48 PM
    Karen, whenever you think things couldn't get worse...they do. And just did.
  • by Karen on Feb 3, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    Good, how could he possibly be worse than the 2 Bush had.

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