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  • GOP-led Senate plays hardball over abortion, Lynch nomination

    WASHINGTON The Senate is now completely stalled over a human trafficking bill with an abortion provision that has become so partisan that Republicans have further delayed a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general until it passes....
  • Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits

    Senate Democrats stall anti-human trafficking bill over abortion limits
    A Senate showdown over a popular anti-human trafficking bill escalated Tuesday, as Democrats filibustered the measure in protest Republican-backed abortion restrictions. The heated standoff jeopardizes not only passage of the otherwise bipartisan bill...
  • Senate protests more likely to end in handcuffs

    WASHINGTON Planning to protest a hearing on Capitol Hill? One warning is all you get under Frank J. Larkin, the Senate's 40th sergeant-at-arms. A few weeks after he was sworn in as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's choice for the chamber's chief...
  • Senate has no reason to delay a vote on Loretta Lynch any longer

    Senate has no reason to delay a vote on Loretta Lynch any longer
    The Senate was expected to vote this week on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be U.S. attorney general, more than four months after President Obama announced that the veteran prosecutor was his choice to succeed Eric H. Holder Jr. But Senate Majority...
  • White House slams McConnell on Lynch confirmation delay

    The White House blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday for holding up confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, arguing the "unconscionable delay" was a stain on the Kentucky Republican's leadership....
  • McConnell says attorney general nomination could be delayed

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Sunday that he won't hold a confirmation vote for Loretta Lynch as attorney general before the Senate completes work on a bill designed to curb human trafficking. The Kentucky Republican's comments prompted...
  • McConnell says human-trafficking bill could hold up vote on attorney general nominee

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that a dispute over an anti-abortion measure in a human-trafficking bill could hold up attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote. If Democrats"want to have time to turn to the attorney...
  • Georgia man continues work of rescuing, protecting children

    "Well, she found herself, actually," says John Rabun in his Tybee Island home. A framed collage hangs above Rabun's computer. It shows a sign announcing Carlina "Netty" White's kidnapping from a New York hospital days after her birth in 1987 by an...
  • Lew provides details of emergency debt limit measures

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is telling Congress the steps he will be taking once the federal government hits the debt limit on Monday. Lew took the first step Friday by suspending issuance of special Treasury securities that are used by state and...
  • Senate to consider attorney general nomination next week

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will begin consideration of Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general next week. Democrats have been pressing for the Senate to act on President Barack Obama's selection of Lynch, who is the U.S....
  • Lynch nomination to replace Holder coming up in Senate next week

    WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber would consider Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general next week, even as one of his top lieutenants said the outcome of the confirmation vote was still in question....