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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (left) and Sen. Patrick J. Leahy led the confirmation hearings for Loretta Lynch, President Obama's choice to run the Justice Department. Republicans acknowledged that she has the experience and independence for the position, and reserved their criticism for the man she is to replace: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

Impressed by Loretta Lynch, Republicans turn criticism to Eric Holder

By Phillip Swarts - The Washington Times

Despite their questions about the Obama administration's immigration policies and government overreach, Republican senators acknowledged Thursday that attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is experienced and independent enough to lead the Justice Department and said she is likely to be confirmed. Published January 29, 2015

Recent Stories

The gap between Hillary Rodham Clinton's rhetoric warning of a Rwanda-like slaughter of civilians in Libya and the facts gathered by career intelligence staff is taking on significance as the former secretary of state prepares another bid for the White House and her national security credentials are re-examined. (Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton's 'WMD' moment: U.S. intelligence saw false narrative in Libya

- The Washington Times

The intelligence community gathered no specific evidence of an impending genocide in Libya in spring 2011, undercutting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, an event that has left his country in chaos, according to officials with direct knowledge of the dispute.

Recent Opinion Columns

Image of Justice Department Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

ORRIN G. HATCH: Why the rush to a new attorney general?

President Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder Jr. as attorney general is an opportunity to refurbish the tarnished image of both the Senate and the Department of Justice.

Unarmed police are sitting ducks

- The Washington Times

David Grosso, a freshman at-large council member, wants members of the Metropolitan Police Department to serve but not protect. He wants to take their guns away, and he wants us to participate in a love-in of the '60s and '70s variety. Mr. Grosso must be having flashbacks from innocently being in the vicinity of second-hand reefer smoke.