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  • Scheduling Loretta Lynch vote should be top Senate priority

    When President Barack Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the attorney general of the United States last November, he started by listing her exceptional qualifications, from her academic achievements to the cases she tried as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York prosecuting terrorists, investigating corruption and vindicating civil rights. He recounted her experiences in the civil rights movement as a little girl in North Carolina, the granddaughter of sharecroppers, perched on her father's shoulders on the way to his church experiences that nourished her dedication to the principles of fairness, equality and justice. He also noted that "Loretta might be the only lawyer in American who battles mobsters and drug lords and terrorists, and still has the reputation for being a charming 'people person.'" The National Women's Law Center supports her nomination, and the president's remarks outlined the qualities that compelled us to do so.
  • Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general

    Loretta Lynch wins Senate panel vote to be attorney general
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the 83rd U.S. attorney general and the first African American woman to hold the post The vote was 12 to 8, with 3 Republicans voting in favor of Lynch, who is...

    Lynch gets panel's nod for attorney general; full Senate vote next

    WASHINGTON A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch a key stop closer to the attorney general's office, in a vote that could foreshadow a narrow confirmation to come. Aided by Sen. Lindsey Graham of South...

    Senate panel greenlights Obama's attorney general pick

    Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation's next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama's immigration policies. The 12 to 8 vote in the Judiciary Committee...

    McConnell outlines potential plan to avert Homeland Security shutdown

    McConnell outlines potential plan to avert Homeland Security shutdown
    Eager to spare his party political blame for a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would attempt to pass a funding bill that is free of provisions targeting President Obama’s...