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The Takeaway

Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Attorney General Pick Goes Before Senate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If confirmed, Loretta Lynch will be the first black female attorney general in U.S. history.

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The Takeaway

The Secret Government Relationship Worth Millions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

A New York Times investigation finds that state attorneys general have formed unprecedented alliances with energy firms—relationships worth millions.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Prosecutor Lynch Is Obama's U.S. Attorney General Candidate

Friday, November 07, 2014

Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman in the position.

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The Takeaway

Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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WNYC News

Northeast States Gang Up Against Heroin

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts are teaming up to fight heroin use, largely in response to the spread of the drug in suburban areas.

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JFK Skycaps Settle Wage Case for Nearly $1 Million

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Alstate Maintenance will pay out to nearly 40 skycaps, as well as raise employees' pay to $9 an hour.

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New Jersey News

Christie Staffer to Testify on Bridgegate — And Then, Perhaps, Become Attorney General

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Is Christie acting as if the last five months were just a bad dream?

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The Takeaway

What Will Eric Holder's Legacy Be?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder is the 82nd person to hold the title in United States history. But will Holder be remembered best as the man who eased up on drug sentencing, the man who refused to prosecute financial institutions, or will his legacy be marked by other accomplishments or failures? Peter Schweizer is a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and author of “Do as I Say: Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy.” He joins The Takeaway to discuss Holder's accomplishments, failures and his overall legacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New New Jersey Senator

Friday, June 07, 2013

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, talks about the appointment of  N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to serve as U.S. Senator until October's special election to fill Sen. Lautenberg's seat.

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WNYC News

NY Attorney General Subpoenas 7 Nassau County Offices in Sandy Probe

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman subpoenaed Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's office and six other county agencies Tuesday as part of a probe into post-Sandy debris-removal contracts.

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Schneiderman Moves To Distance Himself From Corruption Case

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is trying to keep as far away as possible from the corruption scandal engulfing State Senator Malcolm Smith and others.

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NY AG Takes on For-Profit Telemarketers

Friday, December 21, 2012

For-profit telemarketers are the real winners when people donate money to charities over the phone, according to the New York Attorney General's annual report on fundraising published Friday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

AG Schneiderman: Campaign Finance Disclosure

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman explains the draft legislation he's issued that would require non-profit groups to disclose campaign spending.

 

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WNYC News

7 Banks Get Subpoenas Over Libor Scandal

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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New York State is looking more closely into the alleged role banks played in rigging the interbank lending rate known as Libor.

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The Takeaway

Possible Contempt Vote for Attorney General Eric Holder

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faces a possible Wednesday vote to hold him in contempt. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gets to the bottom of what's at stake.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: In New Role, Will Schneiderman Remain a Liberal Crusader?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Since he was a State Senator, Schneiderman has been a reform-minded, good-government, left-leaning champion.  In his race for Attorney General, he beat out a crowded primary field running as an unapologetic liberal

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The Takeaway

Holder: US DOJ to Review State Voter ID Laws

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in Austin, Texas Tuesday night where he promised the Justice Department's civil rights division will aggressively review new voter ID laws that civil rights advocates say will have a discriminatory impact. This puts the Justice Department smack in the middle of a growing partisan debate over civil rights and minorities' access to the ballot. Several states, including Texas, have passed new requirements requiring voters to present photo ID before casting their vote. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Schneiderman is our "Agressive Progressive," and He's Not Alone

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

We have all seen principled political voices get drowned out. What makes this different isn't that he's more passionate or more savvy -- it's that he's not alone. A network of progressive organizations have seen that he's a politician they can believe in and they have added their energy, insights and mailing lists to the cause.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Schoolbook

Brooklyn Charter School Is Placed on Probation

Friday, September 16, 2011

Williamsburg Charter High School has been under investigation by the city attorney for questions of financial mismanagement. Now it has a year to make some changes, the Department of Education has told them.

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