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Rancor worsens over attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch
Rancor worsens over attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

The 5-month-old partisan battle over the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general got even nastier Thursday, as the White House traded unpleasantries with a key Republican senator and a leading Democrat threatened to try to force a vote. Lynch was nominated in November and went before the Senate Judiciary Committee for hearings in January, but the chamber has yet to vote on her confirmation, making her wait the longest in decades for any attorney general nominee. The Lynch standoff is unusual in that her record and qualifications are not questioned by either side. Rather, her nomination has been entangled in separate issues: immigration reform, abortion and, most recently,...

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