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Food and Drug Administration

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., officially places hold on President Obama's FDA nominee, says 'We need a leader ... who is prepared to stand up to the drug companies' - @burgessev

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Food and Drug Administration

Obama nominee to lead FDA, Dr. Robert Califf, wins backing from Senate committee - @ReutersPolitics

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Obama 2nd term nominations

US officials say Acting Army Secretary Eric Fanning is stepping aside temporarily because his nomination hasn't been confirmed by Senate - @AP

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Obama 2nd term nominations

White House decries that Senate has yet to act on nomination of Adam Szubin to be Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes; was nominated on April 20 - @markknoller

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Editor's note: Adam Szubin is currently speaking at the White House press briefing about efforts to cut off Islamic State money. Szubin has been waiting for months to be confirmed as the U.S. Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes. Senate Democrats have criticized Republicans for not moving forward with his and other national security nominees, The Hill reports. - Stephanie

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President Obama nominates first openly gay Army secretary - @ArmyTimes

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Food and Drug Administration

President Obama to nominate Robert Califf as the next commissioner of the FDA - @business

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President Obama nominates former Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, as Department of Labor's assistant secretary for veterans' employment and training - @Jordanfabian

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Obama 2nd term nominations

In after-hours work, Senate quickly confirms Gen. Joseph Dunford to be the next Joint Chiefs Chairman; will take over in September - @LeoShane

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White House criticizes Senate Republicans for not confirming Adam J. Szubin as Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes at Treasury, who was nominated 3 months ago - @nielslesniewski, @Schultz44

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledges to the American people that 'your protection, your liberties and your rights will be my sacred charge' - @dsupervilleap

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes pledge to police community: 'This department will be your partner as we work to carry out our highest mission' - @m_rhodan

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch during investiture ceremony: 'At every turn, when struggles threaten to tear us apart, we turn to the law' - @FredLucasWH

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Photo: President Obama looks on as Justice Sotomayor administers oath of office with Frederick Douglass' bible to Attorney General Loretta Lynch at ceremonial investiture - @markknoller

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President Obama on Attorney General Loretta Lynch: 'The law is her map. Justice is her compass' - @dsupervilleap

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At investiture ceremony, President Obama says Justice Department public servants 'could not ask for a better leader' in Loretta Lynch - @dsupervilleap

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Photo: The program for Attorney General Loretta Lynch's investiture ceremony shows she will be sworn in using a bible given to Frederick Douglass in 1889 - @JNelsonLDF

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White House (Executive Office of the President of the United States)

Photo: In brief remarks to reporters, President Obama welcomes new Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to cabinet - @jeffmason1

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Statement: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., asks President Obama to name Robert Capers to replace Loretta Lynch as US Attorney for the eastern district of New York - @AielloTV

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Senate easily confirms Sally Yates as No. 2 at Justice Department, 84-12 - @politico

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