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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 »

'Nevertheless, she persisted' becomes new battle cry after McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren - Washington Post

When Senate Republicans invoked a little-known rule Tuesday night to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the middle of a speech criticizing attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Democrats were stunned. But it was Senate Majority ...and more »

#ShePersisted: social media erupts after Mitch McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren - Vox

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) thought he was giving a valid reason for the Senate's decision to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday night. In reality, he inspired a feminist rallying cry for Democrats opposed to President Donald ...and more »

In Trying To Silence Warren's Opposition To Sessions, Senate Republicans Handed Her A Megaphone - WBUR

The Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions Wednesday night as the country's next attorney general, despite opposition from Democrats — most notably, from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Republicans used a rarely invoked Senate rule to silence Warren ...and more »

Elizabeth Warren and the rising passions of the Senate - Christian Science Monitor

February 8, 2017 Washington—Has the US Senate lost its cool over Elizabeth Warren? Traditionally, the Senate has been the place where cooler heads prevail, where bipartisan deals are struck, where House passions are tamed. That's the way the Founding ...and more »

How Senators Voted on Jeff Sessions - New York Times

The Senate voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Here's a full list of Senate confirmation votes. 51 votes will ensure confirmation. Yes. 52. No. 47. Present: 1. Voted “yes”. D. Joe Manchin III J. Manchin III W.Va. R. Dean Heller D ...and more »

Senate Republicans did not use Rule 19 when Ted Cruz attacked Mitch McConnell - PolitiFact

Senate Democrats attacked their GOP colleagues for using a procedural regulation to shut down Elizabeth Warren's criticism of a fellow senator, but not when Texas Republican Ted Cruz did the same thing two years ago. During a Feb. 8 CNN interview, Sen ...and more »

Coretta Scott King's 1986 Statement to the Senate About Jeff Sessions - New York Times

In 1986, Coretta Scott King wrote a letter in opposition to Jeff Sessions' nomination to become a federal judge. It criticized Mr. Sessions's record on civil rights and said that elevating him to higher office would demean the record of Mrs. King's ...and more »

What Will Jeff Sessions Mean for the Marijuana Industry? (CARA, ABBV) - Investopedia

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions cast doubt on the future of cannabis markets in the growing number of states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. "Marijuana is ...and more »

Republican Senators Vote to Formally Silence Elizabeth Warren - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republican senators voted on Tuesday to formally silence a Democratic colleague for impugning a peer, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, by condemning his nomination for attorney general while reading a letter from Coretta Scott King ...and more »