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Holder: DOJ needs Congress’ support to reduce immigration backlog

August 1, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss the House vote to allow the speaker to sue President Obama, the backlog of immigration cases and the political fight over border crisis, death penalty reforms, voting rights and more in an exclusive interview.
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What Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement means for the auto industry

March 20, 2014
The Justice Department announced a record $1.2 billion dollar penalty leveled at automaker Toyota. A four-year criminal investigation determined the car company had concealed unintended acceleration issues, a serious safety concern. That case could serve as a warning to General Motors, now facing its own federal investigation. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of the Detroit News and Joan Claybrook, president emeritus of Public Citizen.
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Senate blocks Obama nominee over cop-killer case

March 6, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
The U.S. Senate narrowly rejected President Obama's nominee to oversee the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division due to Republican and law enforcement objections to the role he played in the defense of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. In a statement, Obama called the defeat of Debo Adegbile a "travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks against a good and qualified public servant."
Attorney General Eric Holder
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Holder Calls For Restoring Felons' Voting Rights

February 12, 2014
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Attorney General Eric Holder called on 11 states to repeal "counterproductive" laws that bar convicted felons from "the single most basic right of American citizenship-the right to vote." In a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University law school, Holder used his bully pulpit to note that 5.8 million people are prohibited from voting because of current or former felony convictions, including 1-in-5 black adults in Florida, Kentucky and Virginia.
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Record Could Hinder Confirmation Of Civil Rights Nominee

January 8, 2014
Carrie Johnson | NPR
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday considers President Obama's nominee to enforce civil rights at the Justice Department. Debo Adegbile will need to overcome the opposition not only of voter fraud activists but also the Fraternal Order of Police.

Obama Condemns Egypt Violence, & 2016 Political Preview

August 16, 2013
US condemns Egypt crackdown; low-level drug offenders sentencing; Clinton and Biden

Drone Strikes, S&P Lawsuit and GOP Reinvention

February 8, 2013
We look at target killings, GOP internal battles and Dept. of Justice lawsuit against S&P.
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Oklahoma City Bombing

Air Date: 
April 28, 1995
In the week following the Oklahoma City bombing, Washington Week looked at how President Clinton, Congress, and the Justice Department reacted as well as the heated rhetoric surrounding the events.
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