Holder: Palin Wasn't a Good VP Candidate, Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_aaf7cae299.jpgPhoto by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) --  Attorney General Eric Holder is challenging Republicans who are calling for his and President Obama's impeachment, and denouncing what he calls a "gridlocked Washington" stalled by what he says is a Republican Party bent on blocking any of the administration's efforts.

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Latest Syria Threat 'More Frightening Than Anything' Else, Holder Says

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_051e1dd386.jpgPhoto by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Recent intelligence indicating that bomb-makers from Yemen have teamed up with terrorists in Syria to develop a new generation of undetectable explosives is "more frightening than anything" else the Obama administration has seen, Attorney General Eric Holder warned, becoming the first U.S. official to publicly confirm ABC News reporting on the threat.

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Former White House Lawyer Convicted of Attempted Murder

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_9246084738.jpg (STAMFORD, Conn.) -- After more than six hours of deliberations, a jury  found a former White House lawyer guilty of attempting to murder his wife. John Michael Farren, a 61-year-old who served as an attorney in both Bush administrations, was convicted Friday on charges of first-degree assault, risk of injury to a child, and attempted murder for a 2010 incident.

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DOJ Opts Against Launching Criminal Probe in CIA-Senate Spat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_5adcafd27f.jpgBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice declined to launch a criminal probe after both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA accused each other of improperly accessing the other's computers. "The Department carefully reviewed the matters referred to us and did not find sufficient evidence to warrant a criminal investigation, DOJ Spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement Thursday.

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House Side of Capitol Building Reopens After Asbestos Incident

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-07_08e5b8bf77.jpgCredit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The House side of the U.S. Capitol Building was briefly closed down on Thursday morning after officials said there was a "potential release" of asbestos during overnight repair work. U.S. Capitol Police officers stood guard at every entry point to the House side of the building, while only the basement level was open.

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