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Obama: Has "complete confidence" in Attorney General Eric Holder

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WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama gave beleagured Attorney General Eric Holder a show of support at a press conference on Thursday, as Holder takes heat from Republicans for the Associated Press phone record snooping scandal--just the latest matter.

"I have complete confidence in Eric Holder as attorney general."

Obama also offered no apology for the unprecedented intrusion into AP phone records--citing the need for "balance" between democracy and national security.

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