On tonight's Colbert Report, Stephen addressed the fallout from Congress' investigation into the Fast and Furious program, specifically Attorney General Eric Holder being found in contempt of Congress. He also used the issue as a jumping off point to address Joe the Plumber's recent ad which equated gun control with the Holocaust.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel used his private Gmail account to communicate with Attorney General Eric Holder during his time in the White House, according to the results of Freedom of Information Act request we filed. Though the Department of Justice has acknowledged just one email exchange with Holder using Emanuel's unofficial address, the disclosure raises questions about whether Emanuel may have sought to skirt the Presidential Records Act by conducting government business using Gmail rather than his White House address. (Or not. See the update below.)
Fans of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his Mustache of Justice might want to send him some "Good Luck With Your Subpoena" greeting cards: Earlier today Rep. Darrell Issa told Fox News Sunday that he's curious about what Holder knew regarding the Failed Fast and Furious gun trafficking sting, when Holder knew it, and who authorized the sting in the first place.
Attorney general Eric Holder has come out in favor of reduced sentences for thousands of people currently imprisoned on nonviolent crack cocaine convictions. (A recent law corrected the insane sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine; Holder is simply recommending that the new sentencing guidelines be applied to some people already in jail.) That's a great first step. Then can we let out all the other drug war victims, too?
Forty-two United States Senators have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding more prosecutions over adult pornography via the "vigorous" enforcement of federal obscenity laws. The Obama administration has not filed any new adult obscenity cases, because it has plenty of other actual work to do than to enforce dated, pandering laws about videos of adults having dirty sex.
Artist Jeff Koons turns 55 today. Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, is turning 43. Opera great Placido Domingo is 69. Reclusive Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is turning 57. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is 59. Federal judge Kimba Wood is turning 66. Geena Davis is 54. Film heavyweight Mike Medavoy is turning 69. Singer-songwriter Chan Marshall turns 38. Singer Billy Ocean is 60. And golf legend Jack Nicklaus celebrates his 70th birthday today.