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Tyson Foods Takes Action Over Managers' COVID Bets

7 managers have been fired at Waterloo, Iowa, plant

(Newser) - Tyson Foods has fired seven managers at the nation's biggest pork processing plant after an investigation into allegations that they bet on how many workers would test positive for COVID-19. Tyson hired former US Attorney General Eric Holder to lead the probe; he and his team "looked specifically...

A Big Name to Investigate Managers' Alleged COVID Bets

Tyson Foods hires former AG Eric Holder to investigate

(Newser) - Tyson Foods President and CEO Dean Banks says he is "extremely upset" by allegations managers at the nation's biggest pork processing plant placed bets on how many workers would get infected during a COVID outbreak. In a statement Thursday, Banks said the managers allegedly involved have been suspended...

Former AG Holder on Bill Barr: 'Unfit' to Serve

Holder calls Barr's conduct 'nakedly partisan,' 'deeply inappropriate' in 'WaPo' op-ed

(Newser) - Past administration officials are often reluctant to take swipes at their successors, and Eric Holder is no exception—but the former attorney general is now speaking up. In a Wednesday op-ed in the Washington Post , Holder blasts AG Bill Barr for "a series of public statements and taken actions...

Eric Holder Makes His 2020 Decision

Former attorney general is not running

(Newser) - It's a rarity in the 2020 election season for Democrats: Someone isn't running. Eric Holder, who has been mentioned as a potential candidate for a while now, announced in a Washington Post op-ed that he's out. The former attorney general didn't endorse any of the declared...

Michelle Obama's Famous Advice Is Now Being Flipped

Michelle Obama's
Famous Advice
Is Now Being
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Michelle Obama's Famous Advice Is Now Being Flipped

Eric Holder: 'When they go low, we kick them'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama gave her fellow Democrats a piece of famous advice during her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention: "When they go low, we go high." The mantra, delivered during a particularly nasty campaign, is now back in the news for an unusual reason: Some high-profile Democrats...

Texts From FBI Agents Didn't Just Rip on Trump

Bernie Sanders, Chelsea Clinton, Paul Ryan, and Eric Holder didn't escape the insults, either

(Newser) - More than 300 text messages exchanged between two FBI agents who used to work for Robert Mueller's Russia probe were delivered to Congress this week, riling Republicans who didn't like how some of them had ripped into Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and shortly after he was...

Oft-Criticized Law Enforcement Practice Is Set to Get Easier

Jeff Sessions says DOJ plans to loosen asset forfeiture policies

(Newser) - The Justice Department will soon make it easier for local law enforcement to seize cash and property—permanently—from crime suspects and reap the proceeds. "We plan to develop policies to increase forfeitures," Attorney General Jeff Sessions told local prosecutors Monday in Minnesota. "No criminal should be...

Familiar Face to Probe Uber Sexism Claims
Eric Holder
Gets New Job
With Uber

Eric Holder Gets New Job With Uber

He'll head investigation into sex harassment at Uber

(Newser) - Eric Holder isn't just preparing to fight President Trump's administration on behalf of California . He's also heading what Uber CEO Travis Kalanick calls an "urgent investigation" into claims that the ride-sharing service discriminated against a female engineer while ignoring her complaints of sexism and harassment , reports...

Clinton Burns Trump After Travel Ban Defeat

Holder says Yates is 'VINDICATED'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton tweeted "3-0" on Wednesday—and she wasn't referring to the Canucks' win over the Blue Jackets in the NHL. Clinton zinged President Trump with the tweet immediately after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate Trump's travel ban, handing him a major defeat...

Eye on Trump, California Lawyers Up —Big Time

Legislature hires Eric Holder to head legal battles against incoming president

(Newser) - California is gearing up to fight Donald Trump's administration—and President Obama's former attorney general will lead the charge. Democratic leaders of the California Legislature announced Wednesday that they've hired Eric Holder, now a partner at law firm Covington & Burling, to head a team of lawyers...

Eric Holder Adjusts His View About Snowden

Former attorney general sees him a little differently now

(Newser) - Former US Attorney General Eric Holder seems to have mixed feelings about Edward Snowden, CNN reports. The NSA whistleblower who leaked classified documents about US surveillance techniques performed a "public service," says Holder, who insists Snowden still needs to come home and "go to trial." Speaking...

DEA Chief Steps Down After Sex Party Scandal

Lawmakers from both parties have lost confidence in her

(Newser) - The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration says she plans to retire after three decades with the agency. The announcement came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of Congress who questioned her handling of misconduct allegations against agents. Michele Leonhart, a career drug agent who has led...

Eric Holder Has 3 'Soulful' Email Aliases

One involves the Temptations

(Newser) - The email circus continues, with the Huffington Post revealing that Eric Holder has used three email pseudonyms as attorney general. A Justice Department spokesperson says it's all aboveboard and a fairly common practice among top officials to keep their inboxes under control. The three aliases are all official ones...

Ferguson Traffic Stops Target Blacks: DoJ Report

Findings expected to show rampant discrimination that fomented tension

(Newser) - Black drivers in Ferguson, Mo., are pulled over much more for traffic stops than white drivers—and this imbalance is the crux of a forthcoming and damning Justice Department report, the New York Times reports. The nearly finished findings, according to law enforcement officials who say they've been briefed...

Holder: My Race May Play Role in Lousy Relations With Congress

To Politico: 'There have been times when I thought that’s at least a piece of it'

(Newser) - Eric Holder's relations with Congress over his six years as attorney general have generally ranged from bad to awful—remember when the House held him in contempt? —and he tells Mike Allen of Politico that he thinks his race played some role in that. “There have been...

Holder Reins In Police Seizure of Cash, Property

Critics say old policy had been severely abused

(Newser) - In what's seen as a major check on police abuses, Eric Holder today gutted a program that allowed state and local law enforcement to seize citizens' cash and property even when there was no evidence of a crime, reports the Guardian . The attorney general effectively ended the Equitable Sharing...

White House: We Should Have Sent Bigwig to Paris

But security made it impossible for Obama, Biden

(Newser) - In a rare public admission of error, the White House said today the US should have sent a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris that was attended by more than 40 world leaders. The Obama administration was represented yesterday by the US ambassador to France, though Attorney General...

Inmate Writes 'Chilling' Letter, Ends Up Dead

 Inmate Writes 
 'Chilling' Letter, 
 Ends Up Dead 
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Inmate Writes 'Chilling' Letter, Ends Up Dead

Latandra Ellington was 7 months from being released

(Newser) - The family of a Florida prison inmate who died after writing a "chilling letter" about life behind bars is seeking a federal investigation into her death, the Miami Herald reports. On Sept. 21, Latandra Ellington wrote her aunt about prison officer "Sgt. Q" who, she says, threatened to...

Eric Holder: Why He's Great, Why He's Awful

Attorney general wins praise on civil rights, criticism on secrecy, national security

(Newser) - The announcement of Eric Holder's pending resignation as attorney general has the early assessments of his legacy pouring in. One common theme, as in this editorial by the New York Times : He was terrific on civil rights and criminal-justice reform, but lousy on Wall Street accountability and on the...

Who Replaces Eric Holder?
 Who Replaces Eric Holder? 

Who Replaces Eric Holder?

Deval Patrick, Kamala Harris turning up on lots of lists

(Newser) - With Eric Holder leaving the post of attorney general, attention shifts to who will succeed the man President Obama today praised as "the people's lawyer." (Read Obama's full remarks here .) Whoever it is will surely face a bruising confirmation battle given Republicans' disdain of Holder,...

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