Attorney General Eric Holder is welcomed at the NAACP annual convention Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Eric Holder appears to have some gas left in the tank after announcing his plans to continue as the Attorney General under the Obama administration.

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Fox News confirmed on Monday that Holder accepted President Barack Obama‘s request to remain in the position, and he’ll be doing so for about a year.

While addressing law school students at the University of Baltimore on November 8th, Holder had said he was unsure if he had enough “gas left in the tank” to continue as the Attorney General.

“That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder added.

Holder became the first African-American Attorney General of the United States when he was nominated by Obama back in 2008.

He has been a prime target for criticism from Republicans, who alleged that he played a nefarious role in the government’s ill-fated Fast and Furious program.

However an official investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing.

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