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The day is not without a spot of good news. This afternoon, the Republican-led House voted to charge Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The House took two votes —one on criminal contempt charges and the other on civil contempt charges—which both easily passed. The only surprising item to note is that 17 Democrats voted with the Republicans on the criminal charges and just under two dozen voted in favor of the civil contempt charge. In most news sources I’ve scanned, the fact that the vote was bipartisan is omitted; instead, most outlets choose to focus on the Congressional Black Caucus boycott of the vote.Published in