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May 30, 2013
Can Eric Holder survive?
That's the question that is being asked as the embattled attorney general makes several moves to try and salvage his job. The Hill: Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are investigating whether he lied to the panel under oath, while David Axelrod --Obama's former chief political strategist -- this week called Justice's investigation of a Fox reporter "disturbing." Liberal pundit Bill Press said Holder should resign. White House press secretary Jay Carney was peppered with several questions Wednesday about Holder, and responded that Obama has "confidence" in the attorney general. Obama believes Holder is "doing a good job," Carney said. Holder has taken several actions to move through the storm. He has hired Sen. Charles Schumer's (D-N.Y.) veteran communications director, Brian Fallon, as his chief spokesman, and has initiated a series of in-person conversations with the D.C. bureau chiefs of major news outlets. At Obama's request, he is reviewing the DOJ's...(Read Full Post)