A different time, a different place
Says President Barack Obama "appointed Eric Holder as attorney general. Eric Holder said he viewed his mission as brainwashing the American people against guns."
— PolitiFact National
But the state prison population increased
Last year, "we saw the first reduction in the federal prison population in 32 years."
Only after a court asked for changes
"Attorney General Eric Holder’s own Justice Department precleared the voting changes in the 2011 law" about early voting in Florida.
— PolitiFact Florida
Right on the praise, wrong on the votes
Republicans "went out of the way to praise (Eric) Holder's nomination. ... Not a single Republican senator opposed Eric Holder's nomination."
There is no 'scarlet' bracelet
Says Attorney General Eric Holder recently revealed "this idea to have government have gun owners wear special bracelets that would identify you as a gun owner."
Says a Justice Department memo "directs that you must openly embrace gay marriage and homosexuality."
— PolitiFact Texas
A 2006 survey, mostly unchallenged
Says recent studies indicate that nationally, only 8 percent of white voting-age citizens but 25 percent of African-American voting-age citizens lack government-issued photo IDs.
Holder stands by his man
Says lawyer appointed by Eric Holder to investigate government leaks helped and donated to Obama's campaign, vetting vice presidential prospects.
"Eric Holder is supportive of the NAACP's efforts to get the United Nations involved in our elections."
A good candidate for the truth
"After filing a lawsuit in Rhode Island, we reached an agreement with state agencies that resulted in more voters being registered in the first full month after our lawsuit than in the entire previous two-year reporting period."
— PolitiFact Rhode Island
Criminal case? It was a different administration
"Attorney General Eric Holder is involved in the dismissal of the criminal charges" against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation
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