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Who will replace Holder, and can Obama get a nominee confirmed?
Who will replace Holder, and can Obama get a nominee confirmed?

Confirming a new attorney general to replace Eric H. Holder Jr. is certain to prompt a heated political debate during a robust post-election lame-duck session of Congress – one made especially more divisive if Democrats lose the Senate’s majority. While President Obama is not expected to name his new choice at a news conference Thursday afternoon, top names from the legal and political world already swirled as possible nominees. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat who had been considered by Obama earlier for the job, was headed to Washington on Thursday, but he quickly said that while the position was important, “it's not one for me right now." Some...

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