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4:10 am
Fri April 24, 2015

After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 11:27 am

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Politics
2:54 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., (left) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at a ceremony last month at the U.S. Capitol.
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Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 11:27 am

Loretta Lynch's confirmation as Attorney General was not the only sign of a spring thaw in the Senate this week: Senators also voted for a crackdown on human trafficking, while green shoots of compromise seemed to sprout on other contentious issues, both foreign and domestic.

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Politics
4:21 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Lawmakers Urge Boehner To Act On Obama's Use Of Force Request

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 6:03 pm

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National Security
3:30 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

American Al-Qaida Member Killed In Strike Was Star Of Propaganda Videos

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 6:03 pm

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Politics
3:30 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

5 Months Later, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 6:03 pm

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Politics
3:30 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Clinton Foundation Linked To Russian Effort To Buy Uranium Company

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 9:46 am

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National Security
3:30 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Obama Takes Full Responsibility For Death Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 6:03 pm

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It's All Politics
2:36 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

#TBT: With Year To Go In White House, First Lady Runs For Senate

Hillary Clinton walking in the a St. Patrick's Day parade in Queens, N.Y., during her 2000 Senate race.
Diane Bondareff AP

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 2:57 pm

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The Two-Way
1:32 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in January. Lynch was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday after months of delay and partisan bickering.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 2:26 pm

Senate lawmakers have confirmed Loretta Lynch for the post of attorney general after a five-month delay, voting largely along party lines, with Democrats in the chamber joined by 10 Republicans supporting her nomination.

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It's All Politics
1:25 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Rubio Takes Up Koch Brothers Charge On Export-Import Bank

Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit in New Hampshire earlier this month.
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There's a growing battle in Washington, especially among Republicans, over the Export-Import Bank, an 80-year-old federal agency that helps to finance American companies in foreign trade. Congress must reauthorize the bank by June 30 or it will shut down.

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