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US senate confirms Jeff Sessions for attorney general after bruising confirmation battle -

The US senate voted on Wednesday night to confirm senator Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general despite fierce Democratic opposition to the Alabama Republican over his record on civil rights and immigration. The 52-47 vote broke largely along ...and more »

Why is Jeff Sessions such a controversial pick for US attorney general? - The Guardian

Jeff Sessions is a four-term junior senator from Alabama who, before being elected to that office in 1996, served as attorney general for the state. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images. Jeff Sessions. Why is Jeff Sessions such a controversial pick for ...and more »

'Nevertheless, She Persisted': How Senate's Silencing of Warren Became a Meme - New York Times

Some called it a gift to women's rights, and the episode angered many who diagnosed it as a plot to muzzle a vocal senator, Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader and Republican of Kentucky, may have ...and more »

In silencing Sen. Warren, a new feminist rally cry born: 'Nevertheless, she persisted' - Chicago Tribune

In an extraordinarily rare move, Senate Republicans said that Sen. Elizabeth Warren had breached Senate rules by reading past statements opposing Jeff Sessions from figures such as the late senator Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and the late Coretta Scott ...and more »

Warren's Sessions Rebuke Trumps Booker - U.S. News & World Report

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington, Feb. 6, 2017, about the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary. (Senate TV via AP). In debating Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general on ...and more »

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren was trying to read - CNN

(CNN) In 1986, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, who was then a nominee to be a federal judge. On Tuesday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to ...and more »

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general - Washington Post

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general, following a bitter debate in the chamber that saw Republicans formally rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the manner in which she criticized her colleague from ...and more »

How Jeff Sessions Will Transform the Department of Justice - Pacific Standard

The new attorney general will have a tremendous amount of power in judging how civil rights laws are interpreted and enforced — a fact that could wipe out the progress made under the Obama administration. By Jared Keller. d0736-1eq9aqob5iqxfksbesuu2oa ...and more »

Shutting Down Speech by Elizabeth Warren, GOP Amplifies Her Message - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republicans seized her microphone. And gave her a megaphone. Silenced on the Senate floor for condemning a peer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, emerged on Wednesday in a coveted role: the avatar of liberal resistance ...and more »

3 lessons from Republicans' attempt to silence Elizabeth Warren - Washington Post

By a vote of 49 to 43, Senate Republicans on Tuesday night formally silenced Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) during the debate over the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general. Invoking a seldom-used Senate rule, Republicans ...and more »