A lot of it is going to be about race.
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Jerry Markon and Juliet Eilperin
The attorney general, who became an icon to liberals but a divisive figure to many conservatives, will step down once a successor is confirmed.
As acting attorney general, Holder announced the end of the federal investigation into the Amadou Diallo shooting.
How much turnover cabinet positions have seen since Reagan.
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Aaron C. Davis
A day after announcing he would step down, the U.S. attorney general speaks on voting rights.
Eric Holder is leaving, and he may be taking the president’s racial legacy with him.
The president will announce the move Thursday.
The AG is known as one of the most social members of President Obama’s circle of top officials.
The attorney general’s post-White House years will matter to his legacy.