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Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Use Abortion Fight To Jam Loretta Lynch Nomination | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Loretta Lynch has been waiting more than five months for the Senate to vote to confirm her as U.S. attorney general. She'll have to k...

Jennifer Bendery

Lindsey Graham: We'll Pick Up GOP Votes To Confirm Loretta Lynch | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's going to be a squeaker of a vote for U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, whenever the Senate finally votes to confirm her....

Jennifer Bendery

Top Democrat Worried Senate Will Reject Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that he has real concerns about Republicans voting down President Barack Obama's ...

Jennifer Bendery

Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch Clears Senate Judiciary Committee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. attorney general, bringing her one step closer t...

A Rose Among the Thorns

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Lynch is without a doubt a consummate professional whose entire career embodies impartiality and justice.There may be a lot of thorns everywhere right now, but she is the rose pushing through to lead the way.

Igor Bobic

GOP Senators Call On Attorney General Nominee To Weigh In On Immigration | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are calling on President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general to weigh in on the c...

Ryan J. Reilly

Loretta Lynch Expected To Be Obama's Next Attorney General | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Brooklyn's top federal prosecutor, who served as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York in both the Clinton and Obama admini...

Obama Nominates Top Polluter Lawyer To Enforce Environmental Laws

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has nominated a lawyer for the nation's largest toxic polluters to run the enforcement of the nation's environmental laws. On T...

AG Nominee Holder Adds Blagojevich Tie To Disclosure Forms

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eric Holder -- President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Justice Department -- has amended his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation paperwork...

Bush Official Backs Obama's AG Nominee

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A former Bush administration official who prosecuted fugitive financier Marc Rich is supporting the attorney general candidacy of Eric Holder -- the m...

Sam Stein

GOP Signals Heated Confirmation Battle Over Holder | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More signs have emerged that Eric Holder's nomination for Attorney General will face a bitter committee fight as Republican Senators on Thursday criti...

Holder Could Be GOP Target

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Eric Holder's sterling credentials are one thing, but politics is another. A political appointment to a top spot is generally a pro forma affair; it may be anything but that with Holder.

Pres-Elect Obama Names Eric Holder U.S. Attorney General

Erin Medlicott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Medlicott

President-elect Barack Obama today named Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. as the next U.S. Attorney General. He has accepted the position, pending a Senate approval.

Janet Napolitano: Attorney General?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11/13: The Washington Independent reports that Napolitano hasn't ruled out the AG spot: After Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, widely rumored t...

Sam Stein

Obama Cabinet Predictions: Who Could Get Picked? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. Even before Barack Obama's historic victory, Washington was abuzz over what a Democratic White House might resembl...

Obama Attorney General: Deval Patrick?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11/18: President-elect Barack Obama has named Eric Holder as his choice for attorney general. Read more about Holder's selection here or for...

The President, Police Violence And Race

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

An Obama Administration with an attorney general of integrity like, say, John Edwards might address in a constructive way the kind of race-based police violence we've seen flare up the past few weeks.