U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Briefly Hospitalized

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Attorney General Eric Holder was rushed to the hospital on Thursday, complaining of shortness of breath and feeling faint. All seems to be fine now, but Holder apparently wasn't feeling well in his daily morning meeting, and was later sent to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he's still undergoing evaluation. 

Here's the statement from his spokesperson at the Justice Department, Brian Fallon: 

"As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Fallon added that he'd release more information on Holder's condition as it became available. As CBS helpfully speculated in its post on Holder's hospitalization, the Attorney General has previously suggested that he could see himself resigning from office due to "fatigue" some time in the future. He added, "you get to a point where you just got tired."

Update: Holder was released later on Thursday, NBC News reported. He's at home resting. 

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