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Lynch-042315.jpg More than five months after her nomination was announced, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. The Senate voted 56 to 43 in favor of Lynch's nomination, with just ten Republicans joining with Democrats to confirm her as the nation's top law enforcement official.

Obama1-042315.jpg President Barack Obama apologized Thursday for the deaths of two innocent hostages in a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al Qaeda in January. Obama revealed that Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national, were killed in a strike on an al Qaeda compound

uscapitol-062509_22Apr15.jpg After reaching an agreement regarding abortion language earlier this week, the Senate voted Wednesday to approve anti-human trafficking legislation. The Senate voted 99 to zero in favor of the bill.

Hillary-042215.jpg While the House Select Committee on Benghazi was originally expected to reveal its findings by the end of this year, the release of the highly anticipated report could be delayed until 2016. The delay would cause the report to be released during the key months of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

NSAhq-042215.jpg Despite widespread criticism of the U.S. government's domestic surveillance program, two leading Senate Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday night to extend the authority to conduct the program for more than five years.

MicheleLeonhart-042215.jpg U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Michele Leonhart plans to step down in mid-May, the Justice Department has revealed. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that Leonhart informed him Tuesday of her decision to retire.

kirk-rubio-042115.jpg Republican Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have called on the Obama administration to demand the release of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian before completing any nuclear agreement with Iran.

capitol-042115.jpg Following weeks of delays, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement to move forward with anti-human trafficking bill. The agreement regarding the trafficking bill is also expected to clear the way for the Senate to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination as Attorney General.

Obama-whitehouse-042115.jpg With Americans increasingly optimistic about the economy, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with a positive approval rating for the first time in nearly two years.

img2-042015.jpg Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.V., announced Sunday he plans to stay in the Senate rather than run for Governor of West Virginia next year. In a statement, Manchin said he has seen signs of progress toward a greater sense of bipartisanship and an end to the gridlock in Congress.

Jebbush-042015.jpg Jeb Bush continues to lead the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, according to the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Monday, although the former Florida Governor does not have a particularly commanding lead.

Skidmore-041715.jpg While recent polls have shown Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker performing well in potential Republican primaries, the results of a new Marquette Law School survey suggest that his presidential ambitions may be weighing on his approval rating in his home state.

USCapitol-Trade-041715.jpg Leaders of the tax-writing committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement Thursday on legislation that would help clear the way for President Barack Obama to complete an historic multi-national trade agreement.

Lincoln-Chafee-041615.jpg After launching an exploratory committee just last week, former Senator and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee appeared to jump into the race for president in remarks on Thursday.

menendez-041615.jpg A majority of New Jersey voters think embattled Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., should resign over federal corruption charges, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

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