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Here’s Why Loretta Lynch’s Confirmation Is Important for National Security

By Molly O’Toole The Justice Department’s primary national security jobs were awaiting confirmation – even as 3 Americans were killed in a drone strike. At the beginning of April, Muhanad Mahmoud al Farekh appeared in federal court in Brooklyn to … Continue reading

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Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch To Be Attorney General

By Russell Berman Loretta Lynch won confirmation as attorney general on Thursday afternoon, as the Republican-controlled Senate gave its approval after a wait of 166 days. The final vote was 56-43, with 10 Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting her. … Continue reading

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Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

By Sari Horwitz African American and other civil rights leaders infuriated over the stalled confirmation vote on Loretta E. Lynch, the first black woman to be nominated for attorney general, are casting the delay as an issue with racial overtones. … Continue reading

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50 Years Later, Our March Goes On

By Eric H. Holder, Jr. It was an honor to speak at the National Action to Realize the Dream March this morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Fifty years ago, Dr. King shared his dream … Continue reading

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