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Republicans Overwhelmingly Think Their Party Was Justified In Opposing Loretta Lynch

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

Senate Republicans who opposed Loretta Lynch's nomination as attorney general lost the battle to keep her from being confirmed, but many Americans, in...

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Women's Political Aspirations and Reproductive Rights Remain Destructively Tethered

Michele Goodwin | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

This week, pro-life advocates in Congress struck another heavy blow against equality and reproductive justice by contaminating an otherwise uncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill, which had strong bipartisan support, with anti-abortion restrictions.

Reactions to D.E.A. Chief Michele Leonhart's Resignation

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Count me among the satisfied that Leonhart will be leaving her government job soon. With her departure, President Obama now has the opportunity to name someone to the job who can clearly see the future of drug policy reform.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Leaders Announce Deal On Human Trafficking Bill, Clearing Path For Loretta Lynch Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders announced Tuesday that they've resolved a weeks-long standoff over a sex trafficking bill containing controversial anti-a...

The Loretta Lynch Saga: The True Meaning & Dog Whistles

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Lynch's confirmation delay is nothing more than bells, whistles and red meat for the right-wing. It's yet another message that Blacks, women and quote "others" are expendable, and the least priority at best; they are in fact targeted by this crowd.

GOP's Confirmation of Lynch Won't Change Anything With Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The issue is not really the trumped up issue that McConnell and GOP leaders claimed was the reason for the unconscionable foot-drag on Loretta Lynch's confirmation and that's that they wanted a vote on an anti-human trafficking law. The issue is their die-hard, take no prisoners, assault on Obama.

Rallying Around Lynch Nomination, Black Women Flex Their Political Muscles

Martha S. Jones | Posted 04.06.2015 | Black Voices
Martha S. Jones

Glimpse a preview of dynamics that will shape the 2016 election cycle in the contest over Loretta Lynch's nomination as Attorney General. As the first African American woman slated to occupy that office, Lynch signals a degree to which race and gender no longer determine access to political power in the United States.

To Advance Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Confirm Loretta Lynch

John Taylor | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics
John Taylor

Communities that are still recovering from the Great Recession, and particularly working-class communities and communities of color, need someone who will carry on the work of enforcing the laws that ensure the fairness of our economic and political system. The Senate should act to confirm Ms. Lynch promptly and without further delay.

Jennifer Bendery

Rudy Giuliani Tells His Party To Stop Blocking Loretta Lynch's Nomination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said Friday that Loretta Lynch is an "extraordinary" nominee for U.S. attorney general, and...

Hillary Clinton Accuses Republicans Of 'Trifecta Against Women'

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - Potential White House contender Hillary Clinton criticized the Republican-led U.S. Congress on Monday in a pair of ...

Immigration Should Not Hold Back Loretta Lynch

Juan Escalante | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Juan Escalante

A new fight is brewing where Republicans are, yet again, injecting immigration rhetoric. If Loretta Lynch is not confirmed, are they expecting President Obama to nominate somebody who will not agree with his immigration policies? This refusal to meet halfway or engage in meaningful negotiations is just politically infantile.

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate To Vote Next Week On Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote next week on U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesd...

For Holder, a Legacy of Achievement in a Time of Doubt

Riley Roberts | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

Since 2009, Holder has exercised the powers of his office not merely to preserve the Justice Department as a static institution, as many of his predecessors have done, but to mobilize it as a force for proactive change.

Jennifer Bendery

Police Chiefs Urge Senate To Confirm Loretta Lynch

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general picked up a big endorsement Wednesday as her nomination lingers in the Senate. ...

Google Defies Attorney General

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
William Buckley Jr.

In what may become one of the more important legal decisions of the decade, Google is fast tracking a judicial ruling in Mississippi that could provide Google with immunity from local and state investigation of possible illegal activity.

Loretta Lynch's Delayed Vote Over Confirmation

Politico | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

The debate about confirming Loretta Lynch is suddenly getting partisan. Democrats are now increasingly slamming Republicans’ handling of Presiden...

Attorney General Vote Delayed As Republicans Ask More Questions

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A Senate panel delayed a vote on Thursday on President Barack Obama's pick for his next attorney general as Republica...

Friday Talking Points -- Sarah Palin, Under the Republican Bus

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The muck in question isn't even Democratic muck. It's purely conservative and Republican mudslinging, at a person who used to be put on a pretty tall pedestal in Republicanland: Sarah Palin.

Loretta Lynch Is Qualified, But Will The Skeptics Derail Her?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

Loretta Lynch endured her attorney general confirmation hearing on Wednesday, fielding questions from Senate Republicans about immigration, marijuana ...

Loretta Lynch Moves Closer To Confirmation

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on Presiden...

Obama's Pick For Attorney General Faces Heated Confirmation Debate

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for his next attor...

Would an Attorney General Loretta Lynch End 'Too Big to Jail'?

Bartlett Naylor | Posted 03.29.2015 | Business
Bartlett Naylor

On Jan. 28, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee opens two days of hearings to consider President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. Here are some questions that senators should ask to make sure that size no longer shields a company from the rule of law.

Friday Talking Points -- Getting Ready For Obama's Big Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This was a busy week in politics, as the Republicans in the new Congress began a bout of legislating and President Obama ramped up his agenda in preparation for next Tuesday's big speech to Congress and the country.