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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...
  • 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...
  • McConnell offers plan to keep DHS open, still protest Obama actions

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled a two-step plan Tuesday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, which runs out of money Friday if Congress fails to act. McConnell, R-Ky., said he's willing to hold...
  • Facing militant threat, Corker shoulders matters of war

    Two years ago, Sen. Bob Corker wondered aloud whether the standstill Senate was worth a grown man's time. Now the combination of Republicans' political fortunes in last November's elections and brutal terrorism overseas has put the two-term Tennessee...
  • Democrats escape cold, spend part of recess in Cuba

    WASHINGTON Democrats from both sides of the Capitol have been spending parts of their Presidents Day recess in Cuba as relations between the communist nation and the United States begin to thaw. The trips weren't designed to be a means of avoiding the...
  • Barry Goldwater statue unveiled in the Capitol

    WASHINGTON The bronze likeness of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., was unveiled in Statuary Hall on Wednesday, becoming the latest addition to the 50-state statue collection in the Capitol. "He earned the nickname 'Mr. Arizona' because he had a...
  • IRS wars heat up rules of the game

    WASHINGTON Both Republicans on Capitol Hill and the Obama administration have brought fresh artillery to their war over the IRS and its policing of politically active tax-exempt groups. GOP leaders are taking advantage of their new Senate majority and...
  • Returning Guantanamo to Cuba isn't on the table, US official says

    WASHINGTON Returning the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay to Cuba isn't part of the deal in re-establishing relations between the United States and the Havana government, the Obama administration told Congress on Wednesday. Roberta Jacobson, assistant...