Kathryn Ruemmler

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Who Replaces Eric Holder?

Deval Patrick, Kamala Harris turning up on lots of lists

(Newser) - With Eric Holder leaving the post of attorney general, attention shifts to who will succeed the man President Obama today praised as "the people's lawyer." (Read Obama's full remarks here .) Whoever it is will surely face a bruising confirmation battle given Republicans' disdain of Holder,... More »

Plight of Women in Politics: Articles About Their Shoes

Irin Carmon: Why are we discussing Kathryn Ruemmler's footwear?

(Newser) - Kathryn Ruemmler is the White House chief counsel (and currently in the middle of the IRS mess ), so it totally makes sense that the fourth-most-popular story in the Washington Post's political section right now would be ... an article about Ruemmler's love for flashy shoes . Wait, what? It... More »

Obama Lawyer Learned of IRS Case Weeks Ago, But...

New questions raised about White House approach to scandal

(Newser) - Several weeks ago, the White House's chief counsel heard that a nearly-finished investigation of the IRS pointed to Tea Party targeting—and apparently kept President Obama in the dark about it, a top administration official tells the Wall Street Journal . The White House hasn't said whether chief counsel... More »

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