During a joint White House press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Friday, President Obama addressed the stalled confirmation of U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, calling the delay “embarrassing.” It’s been five months since President Obama nominated Lynch, who would be the first African-American woman to lead the Justice Department. The Senate has not witnessed a delay of […]

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What do an anti-trafficking bill with the Hyde Amendment to prevent federal dollars being spent on abortions and Loretta Lynch have to do with each other? If you are thinking it’s a trick question, you might be right. While in reality, Loretta Lynch, the twice confirmed United States Attorney for Eastern New York and nominee […]


Hillary Clinton, a possible 2016 Democratic presidential contender, slammed the Republican Party for delaying Loretta Lynch’s confirmation Monday, accusing leaders of blocking the first Black female U.S. Attorney General. Lynch’s nomination, announced last fall, has been bedeviled by a series of delays orchestrated by Republicans. On Monday, leaders sandbagged the nomination approval by tying it […]


In the beginning, members of the Republican Party claimed Loretta Lynch’s confirmation for U.S. Attorney General was being held up over President Obama’s sweeping executive actions on immigration. That didn’t work. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the confirmation has been delayed until Congress works out gridlock over a human trafficking bill, reports […]