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Jeff Sessions' 1986 Confirmation Hearing Tinged With Allegations of Racism
When Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his expected confirmation hearing after being tapped to be President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney general, it won’t be his first time in front of that panel. Two decades ago, Sessions, then a U.S. attorney from
Senate Trade-off: More Obama Judges, Trump Gets Nominees
Republicans are gleeful over Democratic-engineered rule changes that will make it easier for President-elect Donald Trump to get his Cabinet nominees through the Senate
Projected 2016 Senate Race Winners
Republicans will keep control of the Senate, a surprising development after analysts predicted for months that Democrats would retake the chamber. The GOP also will maintain its majority in the House after losing far fewer seats than expected in that chamber as well. The Senate electoral map
Senators Call on Justice Department to Investigate Wells Fargo's Top Brass
Fourteen senators have written to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to “thoroughly investigate the culpability of senior executives” at Wells Fargo, as part of the Department of Justice’s investigation into an unauthorized accounts scandal that has engulfed the bank. The letter, which was
Senators Demand Timeline of Yahoo's Handling of Massive Data Breach
In a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer today, six Democratic senators have asked the tech company to provide further details of a massive data breach the company revealed last week, including when exactly the company became aware of it. Since the hack was publicly revealed on Sept. 22, questions
Senators Slam Wells Fargo Over Arbitration Agreements in Scathing Letter
In a letter shared with ABC News, six senators have slammed Wells Fargo bank for its use of forced arbitration clauses in its customer account agreements, which the senators say enabled the company to keep its accounts scandal out of the public eye and the courts for years, and asked embattled CEO
A look at "Flak-Bait", the iconic bomber that took on Nazi Germany
ABC News is at the National Air and Space Museum taking a look at the restoration of a bomber that survived more than 725 hours of combat time in World War II.
Will Vermont Delegates Support Hillary Clinton?
ABC News' MaryAlice Parks interviews Vermont delegates on the floor of the Democratic National Convention.
Hoover Who? The Battle Over the New $1.8B FBI Headquarters and a Name
A debate is brewing inside the Beltway and beyond, pitting some current and retired FBI agents against one another in a fight over the legacy of J. Edgar Hoover and whether the name of the Bureau’s first and most controversial director should grace the FBI’s proposed new $1.8 billion headquarters.