Attorney General Eric Holder will honor President Obama's request to stay into on the job but will remain on the job only “for about a year,” Fox News reports. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Holder has accepted the president’s request to stay temporarily.
The names of potential replacements are already starting to emerge. Among those mentioned is Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a former Justice Department official. Other names mentioned on Capitol Hill are Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a former state attorney general. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's name also has been mentioned.