Wednesday's confirmation vote comes amid rising tension between Republicans controlling the chamber over what they call delaying tactics by minority Democratic members.
By Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, black congressional leaders testified against Jeff Sessions, the president-elect’s nominee to be attorney general, on the second and final day of his confirmation hearings. Also, Elaine Chao, a former secretary of labor and now the…
By PBS NewsHour
Democrats are expected to use the two days of hearings to challenge Sessions' commitment to civil rights, a chief priority of the Justice Department during the Obama administration.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
At his confirmation hearing this week, Jeff Sessions will face tough questions about his 20-year tenure in the Senate. But he’ll also be pressed on his record before he entered Congress, when he served as U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney…
By Gretchen Frazee
The NAACP mounted protests across Alabama on Tuesday against the president-elect’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, including at the senator’s office, where NAACP president Cornell Brooks and others staged a sit-in. Alison Stewart speaks with Sari Horwitz…
By Eileen Sullivan and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
As a senator, Jeff Sessions became Congress' leading advocate not only for a cracking down on illegal immigration, but also for slowing all immigration, increasing mass deportations and scrutinizing more strictly those entering the U.S. As attorney general, he'd be…
For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial…
By Eric Tucker and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
President-elect Donald Trump is offering the post of attorney general to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, according to unnamed sources.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
A Trump administration could radically reshape the Justice Department, particularly civil rights efforts that have become one of its most pressing and high-profile priorities.
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