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Senate Confirms Gonzales as Attorney General

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Senate Confirms Gonzales as Attorney General

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Senate Confirms Gonzales as Attorney General

Senate Confirms Gonzales as Attorney General

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The Senate confirms Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, 60-36. The vote was mostly along party lines, with nearly every Democrat voting no. Several lawmakers criticized his policies on interrogating detainees in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.