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Sally Yates to Be Nominated Deputy Attorney General

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Sally Yates, a federal prosecutor from Georgia, as deputy attorney general at the Justice Department, Reuters reported Monday. Julia Edwards writes that Yates will serve as acting deputy attorney general beginning Jan. 10 while her nomination is under deliberation in the Senate. The report said Yates has handled public …

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NPR: Eric Holder to Leave Attorney General Post

As first reported by National Public Radio, Attorney General Eric Holder plans to step down from his position after five-and-a-half years in the leadership role at the Justice Department. According to the report by Carrie Johnson, Holder plans to remain in the role until the Senate confirms his successor and that process could stretch …

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Senate Confirms John Brennan as Next CIA Director

With a 63-34 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John O. Brennan as the next director of the CIA, according to a New York Times article Before voting against Brennan’s nomination, Sen. Rand Paul pushed for more information about the White House’s drone policy by conducting a nearly 13-hour filibuster. The …

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White House Considering Laws Aimed At Stopping Trade Secret Theft

The White House is considering new laws and wants to work with allied governments on stopping theft of trade secrets from U.S. businesses, Reuters reports. Doug Palmer writes the White House released a report that did not cite China by name, but Attorney General Eric Holder used a hypothetical example …

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Pentagon Top Lawyer Jeh Johnson to Step Down

Jeh Johnson, general counsel at the Defense Department since 2009, is stepping down from his post at the end of the year to return to private practice, the Washington Post reports. Emily Heil writes Johnson is expected to return to Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a law firm where …

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Eric Holder Undecided on 2nd Term

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday he may not stay on with the Obama administration for the president’s second term, Reuters reports. Holder told an audience of University of Baltimore law students he still needs to discuss his decision with the president, the report said. He was appointed attorney general in 2009 and …

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