Obama Installs Democratic Activist, Fundraiser in U.S. Attorney Post

    President Barack Obama Friday tapped Democratic National Committee member Tim Purdon as North Dakota’s next United States Attorney, landing the president in the same political minefield once occupied by Democratic Senator Max Baucus after he nominated his girlfriend for a similar federal post. A veteran Democratic bundler, Purdon found a unique affinity with trial lawyer John Edwards, on whose campaign he was a state chairman. | Read More »

    Obama and U.S. Attorney’s For Mississippi

    In state’s with one or two Democratic Senators, those politicans usually have quite a say in political appointees, such as U.S. Attorney’s. However, the process is a little different in state’s like Mississippi where Republicans occupy both Senate seats. Southern District U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton recently retired, but Northern District U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee is still on the job. It will be interesting to see | Read More »