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June 13th, 2012
04:53 PM ET

ASK CANDY: From the AG to sports forecasting

Candy answers your questions in this week's Ask Candy – everything from the Attorney General and Dodd-Frank to the Grateful Dead and the Kansas City Chiefs chances next year. Thanks for all the questions and check next week for our Ask Candy questions.

Twitter Question from: Randy J. Tolen
Candy, does the pressure and allegations pending against Holder render him ineffective as our AG?

RJT,
“Ineffective” is a strong word, so my short answer is no. The Attorney General isn’t a newbie and understands that Washington is a political hot house. So to a certain extent, his wrangling with Congress comes with the territory and he understood that when he took the job. I do think it can’t help but be a pretty big distraction and a constant pressure. Testifying before Congress takes preparation and Holder is a regular up there, largely because of the “Fast and Furious” scandal. He is now under threat of a House contempt citation and told the Senate Judiciary Committee within the last 24 hours that he wants to find a compromise in the dispute over withheld documents in response to a congressional subpoena, which also takes time and attention.
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SOTU Sneak Peek
June 13th, 2012
04:50 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek

There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.

The ad wars move to stage two. Following two $25 million ad buys last month from President Obama’s campaign and the top SuperPAC backing Mitt Romney, a spate of new ad buys signals the next round of spending is underway.
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