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Why President Obama Picked The 'Only White Guy' On His Shortlist

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Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch testifies on Capitol Hill in January. Lynch was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday after months of delay and partisan bickering. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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On Net Neutrality, Republicans Pitch Oversight Rather Than Regulation

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Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a closed-door policy meeting at the Capitol on Dec. 2. McConnell says he wants to make the Senate work the way it used to, but not all Republicans are on board. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Their Senate, Their Rules: GOP May Allow Blocking Of Nominees Again

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House Speaker John Boehner (center) and House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (right) arrive for a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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