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  • The delay confirming Loretta Lynch was wrong, but it wasn't racist

    The delay confirming Loretta Lynch was wrong, but it wasn't racist
    When Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate this week as U.S. attorney general, she received 10 Republican votes -- many fewer than she should have received but more than were expected given the GOP majority’s recent hyper-partisanship. Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for Lynch.
  • 5 things to know about Congress' return from a 2-week break

    Congress reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess, and plunges immediately into a fierce debate over how to control Iran's nuclear program. Lawmakers also will decide whether to confirm a new attorney general and whether to stabilize payments for...

    Sen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble

    A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York are longtime...

    AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Iran nuclear talks stumble after missing deadline, heading for double overtime With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a...

    Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to...