LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ermias Asghedom and Eric Holder both grew up in the same Los Angeles neighborhood, were both part of the gang known as the Rollin' 60s, and were both aspiring rappers. Asghedom,...
Microsoft said Friday it is pulling its investments from a facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints, even though the tech giant couldn't substantiate claims that...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper top the list of notables attending the annual observance by state employees of the life and legacy of...
Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local):
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — African Americans make up more than a quarter of Alabama's voting age population.
But only one of the state's seven congressional districts is majority black.
NEW YORK (AP) — Epic Records CEO and chairman Sylvia Rhone will be honored next month by the City of Hope organization. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will present her award.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys defending Mississippi say a lawsuit that challenges the state's system of choosing a governor is about "partisan politics," not about protecting African Americans'...
NEW YORK (AP) — When Najibullah Zazi pleaded guilty to being the ringleader in a foiled plot to bomb New York City's subway system, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said he was responsible for...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is joining a Republican group to be the lead fundraiser for its work preparing for the next round of redistricting.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he will not run for president in 2020, becoming the latest Democrat to bow out of the White House race.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group founded by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that it is spending $350,000 to help liberal-backed candidate Lisa Neubauer get elected...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local):
A group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it plans to spend...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he's not running for president in 2020.
Holder, a Democrat, said in a Monday opinion piece in The Washington Post that he'll focus...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said Tuesday he is in the final stages of deciding whether to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president and plans to decide in about a month.
"I'm going to sit down with my family very soon and decide whether this is something we're going to seek," Holder told reporters after headlining a voting rights forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Sharyl Attkisson first began hearing clicking sounds on her phone and her computers started turning on and off in the middle of the night, she thought it was a technical glitch that could be easily fixed.
Attkisson, then a longtime investigative reporter for CBS News, didn't suspect anything more until her sources in the intelligence community suggested that the government might be spying on her because of critical stories she had done.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Top Democrats in New Jersey's Legislature scrapped a plan Monday to change the state constitution and potentially lock in their advantage in future elections.
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney canceled Monday's vote on the proposed constitutional amendment, which if approved by voters next year, would have overhauled how New Jersey draws its 40 legislative districts.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The fight over restricting early voting in Wisconsin returned to federal court Monday, three days after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a new limit passed during a lame-duck legislative session.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on legal fight to Wisconsin early voting changes (all times local):
The fight over restricting early voting in Wisconsin is back in federal court.
Attorneys for a coalition of liberal groups asked a federal judge Monday to block enforcement of a law change signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Friday that would limit early voting to no more than two weeks before an election.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on lame duck legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (all times local):
A group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it plans legal action to block a limitation on early voting in Wisconsin signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker.
The Republican governor signed it Friday after the Legislature passed it in a lame-duck session last week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to provide a late boost to Republicans in Ohio Monday on the last full day of campaigning before voters select a new governor as well as decide a U.S. Senate race and some closely contested congressional seats.
Voters also will decide a constitutional amendment Tuesday that proposes reducing sentences for possession of certain drugs, among other measures.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Battleground races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor will make Nevada voters Tuesday a key decider of power in Congress and the state's political landscape for a decade.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican from a political dynasty and a powerful Las Vegas-area politician hoping to become Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades are in a tight race for the state's top office Tuesday.
Like many races in the battleground state of 3 million people, the contest between Republican Adam Laxalt and Democrat Steve Sisolak is close, and the stakes are high.
Holder: bomb threat won’t affect his public life
DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign for Democrats in Michigan.
Obama will headline a rally in Detroit Friday for Sen. Debbie Stabenow, gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. House candidates and others 11 days before the election.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will also attend. He leads a national Democratic group that is backing Michigan's anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal to put redistricting in the hands of a commission instead of lawmakers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Steve Sisolak raised about $1 million more in recent months than his Republican opponent Adam Laxalt in their tight race for Nevada governor, according to new campaign finance reports.
The reports released this week show Laxalt raised $2.9 million from early June through mid-October and Sisolak raised $4.2 million.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff has left the Democratic party, citing "an anti-law enforcement sentiment."
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is endorsing Nevada Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak.
Sisolak's campaign announced the endorsement Wednesday with a statement from Biden calling the candidate "my kind of candidate."
Biden says Sisolak came from a blue-collar background, knows the challenges of raising a family as a single father and will protect families.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has gotten involved in North Carolina politics as head of a Democratic group, so he'll visit the state this week to support a Supreme Court candidate and legislative hopefuls.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker is attacking his Democratic opponent over his support from labor unions, the day after a poll showed Tony Evers is slightly ahead in the race.
The Walker tweets against Evers comes as former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was to campaign with Evers in Madison on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Evers was joined in Milwaukee by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A national Democratic redistricting group led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday announced a $250,000 donation to bolster a Michigan ballot proposal that would empower a commission to draw congressional and legislative maps instead of the Legislature.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An anonymous New York Times opinion piece criticizing President Donald Trump is "alarming" but "consistent with what we have seen in previous books, in previous stories about the dysfunction of this administration," former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in Las Vegas on Thursday.
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at Aretha Franklin’s funeral
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic attorney general candidate Steven Dettelbach was confronted with an elections complaint Friday alleging that his campaign's raffle offering supporters a chance to meet former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is illegal.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is in Ohio campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray.
Holder is visiting as chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. The committee backed by former President Barack Obama is investing millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states. Its heaviest focus is on Ohio.
Holder's visit includes public appearances Thursday in Columbus and Friday in Cincinnati.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans' stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting nears.
A Democratic political group launched a legal campaign Wednesday to create additional majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters.
Attorneys filed separate federal lawsuits in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana, challenging congressional maps lawmakers in each state approved in 2011.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin special elections (all times local):
National Democrats are crowing over picking up a legislative seat in a Wisconsin special election.
Democrats split two races for open seats on Tuesday, but with both seats previously held by Republicans, they portrayed the outcome as more evidence they are poised for midterm success.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A political group that evolved from former President Barack Obama's campaign operation announced Tuesday that its priorities include defeating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, electing a Democrat to succeed House Speaker Paul Ryan and flipping control of the state Senate.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder is clarifying his comments about college students who vote in New Hampshire.
The state Supreme Court is deciding whether to weigh in on a bill to end New Hampshire's distinction between residency and being domiciled in the state for voting purposes. Current law allows college students to vote in New Hampshire without being subject to residency requirements such as getting a New Hampshire drivers license.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that out-of-state college students who vote in New Hampshire should have to get driver's licenses and register their cars in the state.
Current state law allows students to claim the state as their domicile for voting purposes without being subject to full residency requirements such as car registration.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, "the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us," former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.
The remark was one of two thinly veiled references to President Donald Trump that Holder made during his appearance at a symposium on the first of three days of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's assassination.