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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says on CNN that Lynch vote coming in 2-3 days - @CNNPolitics

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Loretta Lynch's nomination: 'I think there will be a vote soon...within the next few weeks' - @meetthepress

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President Obama says delay in Senate vote to confirm attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is 'embarrassing' - @markknoller

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United States Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he hopes Senate finishes work next week on anti-human trafficking bill, then Loretta Lynch's nomination; will start consideration of Iran nuclear deal approval bill - @NBCNews

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Editor's note: Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., told MSNBC that if the Senate does not announce a vote soon on Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general he will attempt to force one. Reid's office cites a rule that any senator can make a motion to proceed to any nomination on the executive calendar, triggering a vote, NBC News's Frank Thorp reports. However, an aide for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Reid would need 51 votes to go into executive session without consent, but could not force a vote on Lynch. McConnell's aide added that senators are close on a deal that would end a filibuster on an anti-human trafficking bill and the delay in Lynch's nomination vote. - Stephanie

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Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., says if vote on Loretta Lynch's attorney general nomination isn't scheduled soon, he will move to force a vote - @msnbc

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US Senate anti-human-trafficking bill 2015

No more votes in Senate this week, senators say; anti-trafficking bill and Loretta Lynch nomination still pending - @frankthorpNBC

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Rev. Al Sharpton launches hunger strike over Loretta Lynch vote - @thehill

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Photo: Black women clergy, others just held prayer circle outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's office to push for Loretta Lynch vote as attorney general - @ericawerner

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: It would be an 'astonishing display' of partisanship if Senate doesn't confirm Loretta Lynch - @ByronTau

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., won't bring up Loretta Lynch attorney general nomination until anti-trafficking bill gets passed - @jbendery

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White House spokesman: 'Unconscionable' delays on Loretta Lynch confirmation don't reflect well on GOP efforts to show they can govern - @mikememoli

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White House spokesman on Loretta Lynch: 'There is not a single legitimate question that has been raised about her aptitude for the job' - @mikememoli

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to hold up Loretta Lynch's confirmation until Senate passes human trafficking bill - @cnnbrk

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Loretta Lynch: 'I think we'll be dealing with the attorney general nomination next week' - @StevenTDennis

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United States Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., lays out the week ahead; mentions Department of Homeland Security conference vote, Keystone veto override, others, but no mention of full Loretta Lynch vote - @frankthorpNBC

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Conservative group Heritage Action says it opposes Senate confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch; will include in legislative scorecard - statement

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Updated to fix vote: Senate Judiciary Committee advances Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general in an 12-8 vote - @thehill

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn's Eastern District pursued cases against secret 'John Doe' defendants 58 times under Loretta Lynch - @NBCNews

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Ashton Carter nominated as defense secretary

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter tells military and defense workers he will give President Obama 'candid strategic advice' - @SydneyFreedberg

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