Posts Tagged ‘attorney general’

Toys for Pols


When Chris Dodd announced he wouldn’t seek another term in the Senate, Democrats were relieved. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a popular Democrat, was expected to cruise into the seat, while Dodd’s reelection chances had looked shaky. Now, things aren’t quite so rosy for the bad guys. “We have learned something important since the days […]

She Does


A few weeks ago, Martha Coakley didn’t want to be Attorney General anymore. Now, she does. Martha Coakley An Announcement to Supporters Dear Friends, You have been such a loyal friend and supporter, and I wanted you to be the first to know that today I took out nomination papers to seek re-election as your […]

The evidence seems overwhelming. U.S. civil rights leaders today said an increase in hate crimes committed against Hispanics and people perceived to be immigrants in recent years “correlates closely” to the nation’s increasingly contentious debate over immigration, faulting anti-immigrant rhetoric in the media and extremist group mobilization on the Internet. Correlations are powerful things. The […]

Is there any chance of this succeeding? Illinois’ top legal officer went to the state supreme court on Friday to try to get scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich temporarily removed from office. Removed? Based on what, exactly? The unprecedented move by Attorney General Lisa Madigan came as Blagojevich showed no sign of resigning three days after […]

Holder On


The A.G. President-elect Obama has decided to tap Eric Holder as his attorney general, putting the veteran Washington lawyer in place to become the first African-American to head the Justice Department, according to two legal sources close to the presidential transition. Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration, still has to […]