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Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'

Eric Holder Revises Michelle Obama’s Famed Quote: 'When They Go Low, We Kick Them'Eric Holder, the former U.S. attorney general who served in the Obama



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Eric Holder: Trump Is Lying About Being Pro-Law Enforcement, And His FBI Attacks Prove It

Eric Holder: Trump Is Lying About Being Pro-Law Enforcement, And His FBI Attacks Prove ItWASHINGTON ― Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who Republicans portrayed as anti-law enforcement for discussing police racial bias and investigating troubled police departments, said GOP attacks on the FBI and the Justice Department show the Trump administration’s claimed support for law enforcement is hollow.



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US helicopter crash: British steam car record holder and Zimbabwean opposition leader among five killed

US helicopter crash: British steam car record holder and Zimbabwean opposition leader among five killedCharles Burnett III, the British-born investor and steam car world record holder, was among five people killed in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. The group of friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, were travelling to a ranch in the US state when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Mr Burnett, 61, who was born in England but based in Houston, set a world record when he drove a steam-powered car at an average speed of 139.8mph in 2009. He was in a long-term relationship with Andra Cobb, the only survivor of the crash and daughter of Paul Cobb, who was the co-pilot of the helicopter, it was reported. New Mexico State Police said opposition leader Roy Bennett, Mr Bennett's wife, Heather; and pilot Jamie Coleman Dodd were also killed in the crash. Wreckage of the helicopter that crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico Credit: KOAT-TV/AP  Police said on they received a call at 6pm local time on January 17 about a downed helicopter. In a statement, they added: "Raton, New Mexico Police Department received a 911 call from a victim in the crash who reported the incident. The victim informed dispatch there were six people aboard the helicopter when it crashed." They said a wreckage was spotted in a rancher's property east of Raton and was engulfed in fire. Charles Burnett III was born in England but based in Houston Credit: Chris Ison/Getty Federal Aviation Administration records show the Huey UH-1 was registered to Sapphire Aviation LLC, which records show was linked to Mr Burnett. The British-built steam supercar broke a 103-year-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles in the United States in 2009. The 25ft-long British Steam Car – nicknamed the "fastest kettle in the world" – reached an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile at the Edwards Air Force Base in California. Roy Bennett, the Zimbabwean former opposition lawmaker Credit: STR/AFP/Getty The timing beat the previous record of 127mph set by American Fred Marriott in a Stanley steam car at the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1906. Mr Marriott's timing was the longest-standing officially-recognised land speed record but it was beaten by the British team, based in Lymington, Hampshire, with Mr Burnett at the wheel. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board was expected to arrive at the crash site on Thursday. The site of the helicopter crash that left five people dead Credit: KOAT-TV  Police said Ms Cobb sustained serious injuries, but was expected to survive.



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Holder: Gerrymandering Threatens US Democracy

Holder: Gerrymandering Threatens US DemocracyFormer Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Rachel Maddow about the project he and former President Obama are working on to counter Republican gerrymandering and level the electoral playing field to make elections more about ideas.



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Holder Confident in Mueller Investigation

Holder Confident in Mueller InvestigationFormer Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Rachel Maddow about how he feels about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the U.S. election, and whether Congress can get past politics to produce a useful report.



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Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual Harassment

Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual HarassmentIn the wake of the explosive revelations about alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder called on men to take responsibility for creating a culture that allowed such abuse to occur ― and act to change.



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Former A.G. Holder defends Mueller as White House reportedly sharpens the knives

Former A.G. Holder defends Mueller as White House reportedly sharpens the knivesAs President Trump’s White House reportedly gears up to attack the team recruited by Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe, former Attorney General Eric Holder defended the integrity of the independent investigation and said the president “cannot define or constrain” its scope.



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Eric Holder joins the anti-Trump resistance — and mulls a presidential campaign of his own

Eric Holder joins the anti-Trump resistance — and mulls a presidential campaign of his ownFormer U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, left, speaks at a news conference to discuss the proposed so-called California “sanctuary state bill” as California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon listens, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES — More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray.



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Holder: Sessions’ new tough sentencing policy is ‘dumb on crime’

Holder: Sessions’ new tough sentencing policy is ‘dumb on crime’“It is an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences that are often applied indiscriminately and do little to achieve long-term public safety,” Holder said in a statement Friday.



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Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassmentUber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Last year, Airbnb hired Holder, who served under former President Barack Obama, to help craft a policy to combat discrimination occurring through the online lodging service’s platform.



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