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Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch may be grilled on Obama policies
Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch may be grilled on Obama policies

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins two days of confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday. But fireworks — to the extent there are any — will most likely be set off by tough questioning from conservatives about President Obama's policies on immigration and use of executive power, rather than the nominee's record. Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has drawn support from key Republicans, so her confirmation seems likely. But the hearings present an opportunity for the new Republican-controlled Senate to flex its muscles. Some Republicans, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley of...

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