Eric Holder announces resignation, sets up confirmation battle

President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Attorney General Eric Holder, as he speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, to announce Holder is resigning. Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the first black U.S. attorney general. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation at the White House on Thursday, setting up what is almost certain to be a bruising confirmation battle for his successor.

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