Attorney General nominee Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials We can't allow presidents and public opinion to further diminish the work of the press Democrats sue over North Carolina's congressional maps MORE has record of promoting diversity and emphasizing independence and standing up for civil rights - proof that he will be a good Attorney General, Kia Franklin says. Meanwhile over at the Defense Department, President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaIraq is not yet lost, but if we continue to ignore it, it soon will be Obama praises marathon runners Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei for 'remarkable examples of humanity's ability' Each of us has a role in preventing veteran suicide MORE may seize opportunities to eliminate private defense contractors and cut the size of the military, Chris Bowers speculates.

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