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Nov 8, 2014

Obama picks NY prosecutor Lynch to be next attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, praising her as someone who would bring a commitment to criminal justice reform and other key administration priorities.

If confirmed, Lynch, 55, would be the first black woman to serve in the post, bringing with her a family history that stretches back generations to great-great grandparents who were slaves.

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Nov 5, 2014

Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his
powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on
Wednesday, but Obama’s plans to proceed with new immigration
rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a
Republican-controlled Congress.

Obama and Mitch McConnell, who will become majority leader
when Republicans take charge in the Senate in January, signaled
they hoped to get past a previously frosty relationship to pass
legislation on priorities on which they can both agree.

Nov 5, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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