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Obama-Holder friendship at the heart of their partnership

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2014
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It was Super Bowl halftime when Eric H. Holder Jr. buttonholed President Obama at a White House viewing party in 2011. But the attorney general did not want to talk about the game; he wanted to talk shop.

Holder informed his boss that he was prepared to recommend that the administration no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as between a man and woman because it was unconstitutional. Obama replied that he had reached the same conclusion.

Justice Department colleagues who heard Holder describe the conversation said the moment

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