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  1. The Non-CandidateRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

    There's an old saw in Washington that every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Utah's Mike Lee doesn't, though you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

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  2. Government Intrusion into the Digital World Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Washington Times

    With the two parties trying to move in opposite directions on key issues, this is understandable. In fact, commendable.

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  3. The Editors: Resist the Lynch NominationRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | National Review Online

    ... on a "case-by-case basis," as even the administration's own lawyers say is required by law, and from Utah senator Mike Lee and Texas senator Ted Cruz about whether a future president could, under President Obama's rationale of "prosecutorial ...

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  4. Utah speeders and Obama's immigration actions linked in AG hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Quite a bit, it would seem, if you watched this week's Senate confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's appointee to head the Justice Department. A lot of hypotheticals were tossed around during Lynch's two-day hearing, including questions about how much power a government's chief executive has - all in the context of whether Obama overreached with his executive orders to halt deportations of millions of undocumented immigrants.

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  5. Senators Confirm Re-Election Bids for 2016Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | Roll Call

    Vitter has announced a bid for governor, leaving the future of his Senate seat in flux in 2016. Of the 34 senators facing re-election next year, just one has announced retirement . 5 comments

  6. Senate continues weighing AG nomineeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    A mix of Justice Department critics and others who lauded attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch appeared before a Senate panel Thursday as senators continued weighing the confirmation of the Brooklyn U.S. attorney as the chief law enforcement officer in nation. Senate continues weighing AG nominee A mix of Justice Department critics and others who lauded attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch appeared before a Senate panel Thursday as senators continued weighing the confirmation of the Brooklyn U.S. attorney as the chief law enforcement officer in nation.

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  7. Reporter's Notebook: Obama Using Ag Nomination To Split Gop On AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

    The GOP is facing a bitter internal battle now that President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general has openly endorsed the president's unpopular and arguably illegal decision to award work permits to five million illegal immigrants. Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has already announced his opposition to Loretta Lynch, who is supposed to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

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  8. Holder's the main course on Lynch hearing's second dayRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Politico

    Senate Republicans had a clear strategy on Day Two of Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearings: Make it all about Eric Holder and the controversies that have lingered during his six-year tenure as President Barack Obama's attorney general. Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson blasted the Obama administration's behavior toward the press, accusing the Justice Department of stonewalling access.

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  9. AG Nominee Loretta Lynch Says Civil Asset Forfeiture 'Protections...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

    U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, nominated to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, sat before the Senate's Judiciary Committee to be asked questions about President Barack Obama's use of executive authority on immigration, waterboarding, prosecuting terrorists, marijuana legalization, Operation Chokepoint , gay marriage recognition, and a number of other issues. The hearings and speeches continue today.

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  10. Hatch and Lee sponsor Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grazing Protection ActRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Southern Utah News

    Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee announced their sponsorship of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Grazing Protection Act.

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  11. AG Nominee Lynch Deflects Cruz MissileRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, one of President Obama's most vocal critics, asked Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch for the third time: did she agree with Obama's executive order deferring deportation of undocumented immigrants? "Senator, I've told you that I did find the analysis to be reasonable, I did find it to recognize the issues, and it did seem to provide a reasonable basis," Lynch responded. The two were calm and polite throughout the exchange Wednesday, but it was one of the more contentious moments at the first Cabinet-level confirmation hearing under the new Republican-controlled Senate.

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  12. It's Time to Pass the Lee Balanced Budget Amendment | CommentaryRead the original story

    Yesterday | Roll Call

    With the president's recent lawlessness on executive amnesty and GOP efforts to beat it back, it's easy to forget that just three and a half years ago, we were on the cusp of a grand bargain. President Barack Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner would tackle a range of ever-present fiscal crises, everyone would make tough concessions, and the nation would be on sound fiscal footing for a generation.

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  13. Loretta Lynch Doesna t Answer on Multiple Major Issuesa and the GOP Will Confirm Her AnywayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Breitbart.com

    ... at all to the executive's authority under the rubric of prosecutorial discretion, she answered vaguely. Senator Mike Lee grilled her, explaining that giving permits to people to break the law did not amount to prosecutorial discretion. Lee likened ...

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  14. Executive action unlikely to derail Loretta LynchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington Examiner

    Loretta Lynch's support for President Obama's executive action on immigration will make it tough for some Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote for her confirmation as the next attorney general, but it's unlikely to derail her chances. The committee, made up of 11 Republicans and nine Democrats, includes some of the staunchest opponents of Obama's November executive action, which allows more than five million illegal immigrants to apply for work permits and some federal benefits.

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  15. Mike Lee Grills AG Nominee about Prosecutorial DiscretionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | National Review Online

    Utah senator Mike Lee interrogated attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch about her view of prosecutorial discretion during her Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing today. Lynch has said that she thinks the president's executive action on immigration is "reasonable," because the federal government may exercise prosecutorial discretion to set immigration-enforcement officers' priorities.

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  16. Bill Could End Police Property Seizure ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | High Times

    Federal lawmakers are swinging the axe at a particularly disturbing aspect of the drug war - civil asset forfeiture laws in the United States. Senators Rand Paul , Angus King and Mike Lee submitted proposals in both houses of Congress earlier this week in an effort to reform a policy that profits in part off innocent citizens.

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  17. AG nominee Lynch assures Senate she's not HolderRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    AG nominee Lynch assures Senate she's not Holder Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is promising to repair the Justice Department's strained relationship with Congress. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1CyzJMT President Obama chose Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, New York, as his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.

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  18. Loretta Lynch, in Confirmation Hearing, Defends Legality of Obama Immigration ActionRead the original story

    Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

    Loretta E. Lynch, the nominee to become attorney general, on Wednesday defended the legality of President Barack Obama's immigration policy during a daylong confirmation hearing Republicans used to seek assurances she would break from some of the practices of Eric H. Holder Jr., the man who now holds the post. Her view on immigration was crucial.

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  19. Another Error On Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch From Breitbart.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Media Matters for America

    Breitbart.com is incorrectly claiming that Loretta Lynch "undercut the legal argument" supporting President Obama's executive action on immigration, when in reality she did no such thing. On January 28, Lynch appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation hearing to become the next attorney general of the United States.

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  20. Sessions will oppose Lynch nominationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Washington Examiner

    Sen. Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday he will not vote to confirm President Obama's nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder. The Alabama Republican said he will oppose Loretta Lynch over her statement during Wednesday's confirmation hearing in support of Obama's Nov. 20 executive action, which allows more than 5 million illegal immigrants to obtain work permits and federal benefits.

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