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Obama 2nd term nominations

Sarah Saldana officially resigns as US Attorney for North Texas after being confirmed as the new director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement - @cbs11jack

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President Obama announces intent to nominate Sally Yates as Deputy Attorney General - @MashableNews

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White House plans to nominate US attorney from Georgia to become 2nd-highest-ranking official in the Justice Department, according to US officials - @washingtonpost

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Editor's note: Avril Haines was nominated by President Obama to become the State Department legal adviser, but was appointed to CIA position before confirmation, reporter Zeke Miller says. The role of national security adviser does not require Senate confirmation. - Stephanie

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Update: President Obama names Avril Haines as deputy national security adviser; will replace Antony Blinken, who was confirmed as deputy secretary of state - statement

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Report: CIA's 2nd in command Avril D. Haines to become deputy to national security adviser Susan Rice, officials say; would succeed Antony Blinken - @washingtonpost

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President Obama on confirmation of Tony Blinken as Deputy Secretary of State: 'I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed Antony Blinken as our next Deputy Secretary of State. Over decades of dedicated public service, Tony has displayed extraordinary integrity, judgment, and inclusiveness as he has implemented America's foreign policy priorities' - @WhiteHouse

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US Senate confirms Tony Blinken as Deputy Secretary of State with 55-38 vote - @ChadPergram

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By vote of 55-39, Senate confirms US Attorney Sarah Saldana to be director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement - @markknoller

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as surgeon general: 'it's unfortunate that the President chose a nominee based on the candidate's political support instead of a long career delivering patient care and managing difficult health crises' - statement

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President Obama quickly issues statement hailing Senate confirmation of his surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy; says 'confirmation makes us better positioned to save lives around the world and protect the American people here at home' - @markknoller

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Editor's note: President Obama announced Vivek Murthy's nomination to become surgeon general in November 2013. The delay in his confirmation has party due to the NRA actively lobbying against his nomination, NBC reports. The delay also aimed to shield vulnerable Democrats from having to vote for Murthy before the midterm elections. - Stephanie

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Senate narrowly confirms Vivek Murthy to be the next surgeon general, 51-43; 1st Indian-American to hold the post - @frankthorpNBC, @mviser

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Close vote in Senate to invoke cloture on Vivek Murthy nomination for surgeon general, 51-43; final confirmation vote now - @mkraju

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Senate now voting on ending filibuster on Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general; only needs simple majority, confirmation vote to follow - @ChadPergram

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Editor's note: Senate Democrats are working to push through President Obama's nominees in their final days in the majority, The Hill reports. The nominations include Vivek Murthy for surgeon general, Sarah Saldaña as assistant secretary of Homeland Security, and Antony Blinken as deputy secretary of State. A vote for Carolyn Colvin to be commissioner of the Social Security Administration was canceled, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., appears to be pushing ahead with the others. - Stephanie

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US immigration reform

Sen David Vitter, R-La., says he will try to block President Obama's nomination for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, over immigration executive action - @rollcall

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Sen Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., says he's 'unable to vote for Dr. Vivek Murthy's confirmation as America's next Surgeon General' - statement

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Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., files cloture on the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General; confirmation vote to be early next week - @AJentleson

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Ashton Carter nominated as defense secretary

White House says Defense Secretary nominee Ash Carter underwent long-planned back surgery today, procedure successful; says Carter decided to complete his back surgery before beginning his confirmation process - @markknoller

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