Holder Calls for New Civil Rights Legislation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_43d3412c2f.jpgUnited States Department of Justice (WASHINGTON) -- Paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder called on Congress to pass new legislation addressing present-day inequality and injustices throughout the nation. The 1964 landmark law aids with current civil rights challenges, Holder said, but there's still more work to be done.

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Elizabeth Warren Supporters Launch ‘Ready for Warren’

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_975b02a957.jpgUnited States Senate (WASHINGTON) -- You’ve heard of Ready for Hillary, but now there’s Ready for Warren. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has said she will not run for president in 2016, but that isn’t stopping her fans from encouraging her to run. A group of activists has launched the Ready for Warren campaign, asking people to sign a petition urging the Massachusetts Democrat to pursue a presidential bid.

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Why John Kerry Was Out of the Loop with Egypt’s Ceasefire Plan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_ad2a014142.jpgU.S. Department of State (VIENNA) -- Secretary of State John Kerry was all set to travel from nuclear negotiations in Austria to Egypt to help work out a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but before he could even get to the Vienna airport, Egypt beat him to the punch -- or, more accurately, the truce.

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DOJ Set to Fight Same-Sex Marriage Bans in Supreme Court

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_11d8b158e4.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department is set to urge the Supreme Court to uphold a lower-court ruling and block states from banning same-sex marriage, Attorney General Eric Holder said. The nation's top law enforcement official's remarks come just days after Utah officials announced they will ask the Supreme Court to overrule a lower court that concluded gay couples can legally marry in the state.

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House Judiciary Chair Goodlatte Dismisses Calls for Obama Impeachment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_64c98c78b0.jpgPhoto By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call (NEW YORK) -- House Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, said Sunday on This Week that he won’t push for the impeachment of President Obama, despite recent calls by some Republicans. “We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment,” Goodlatte told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday.

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