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Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election
Obama to delay attorney general nomination until after election

President Obama will wait until after the November election to name a nominee for attorney general, setting the stage for an intense battle in the postelection Senate that could last until Christmas, a White House official said Tuesday. The delay, which White House officials said came at the request of Senate Democrats, reflected concern about the effect Obama’s pick might have on the midterm election, when Republicans appear to be on the verge of taking control of the Senate. Some Democrats worry that a controversial nominee, such as Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, could put vulnerable Democratic senators, such as Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, in a...

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