Jeff Sessions in good shape as Senate vote looms for attorney general
Jeff Sessions in good shape as Senate vote looms for attorney general
Jeff Sessions, new US attorney general, faces rough ride
15 January, 2017, 10:38
I was proud to join my colleagues as they raised their voices in the fight for justice.
"We need someone as attorney general who's gonna look out for all of us".
"Those committed to equal justice wonder whether when Senator Sessions calls for law and order, whether it would mean today what it meant in Alabama", Lewis said.
"My differences in policy and ideology with him do not translate to personal malice, " Turner said.
"It's the law of the land and has been settled a long time", Sessions said. On Friday, during a conference call with the national media, civil rights leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton said that Sessions was not qualified to lead an agency that is charged with overseeing the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation. All Americans also deserve a strong commitment from our Attorney General, America's top law enforcement official, to act on violence borne out of hatred based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic.
Booker said he isn't convinced, given Sessions' anti-civil rights voting record in the Senate, that he will protect equal rights for gays, women, immigrants and voters.
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After Trump named Sessions as his attorney-general pick, Schumer signaled his fellow senator would face tough questions, but that he would be open to considering him.
And then he will have to keep his promises.
Yet these are the very laws and rights that Sessions rejects.
Two men in white sheets and hoods stood on chairs in the Russell building caucus room seconds after Jeff Sessions entered the room for his confirmation hearing. Jeff Sessions as USA attorney general because he does not believe the Alabama senator will defend the "rights of all Americans" or "serve as an independent check on the incoming administration". Among them: former attorney general Michael Mukasey, former deputy attorney general Larry Thompson and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Louis Freeh. "The attorney general is expected to be a champion of justice for all people".
"Jefferson Beauregard, I'm here for you", one called out in a fake Southern accent, using the attorney general nominee's proper name. Eric Holder was President Barack Obama's AG for six years. Bob Menendez questioned Trump's pick for secretary of state - former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, whom Menendez accused of lobbying hard on Russia's behalf against worldwide sanctions imposed by the U.S. He told Tillerson patriotism must outrank profit. As the CEO of a private company, Trump is accustomed to quick responses to his orders.
Sessions' own testimony was repeatedly interrupted by protestors - some dressed in Ku Klux Klan attire - and, each time, Sessions paused to give security guards time to remove those who made a disturbance.
The real money is in obtaining a shiny new stadium, because of what that stadium does for the sale price of the team. The Chargers wasted no time Thursday unveiling a new logo depicting an interlocking L and A with a lightning bolt.
They only mentioned that this type of information is going to be specified at the presentation that is scheduled for January 12. Various talks about the new console have been circulating including the game line-up, price and accessories that come with it.
Obama on Monday was still crafting his speech, his staffers said - an intended opus that has been in gestation for weeks. The Affordable Care Act was easily among the largest changes made to the country while President Obama was in office.
He paid as Djokovic won the next three sets to become the first man in the "Open" era to win the tournament three times in a row. The Bulgarian beat three top-10 players on the way to his first title in more than two years.
That's also nearly exactly what Rogers makes per week of the regular season, when his base salary is $450,000. And, following the game , the use of the forward pass was legal anywhere behind the line of scrimmage.
The Steelers , who could be considered the hottest team in football, must travel to one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Smith did a good job of that this season and that is why this team was able to steal a two-seed and win the AFC West.
However, during five seasons on the Patriots coaching staff, O'Brien was also impressed by Brady's photographic memory. Time and time again, Brock Osweiler has failed to live up to his huge expectations this season with the Texans .
He could use the Justice Department to go after the nascent marijuana industry in states where the drug is legal. At times, Sessions offered more moderate versions of the strident views he held as a senator.
OPEC is finally agreeing to cut oil production.It would be the first time in eight years that the oil cartel would lower output. Atkinson said. "And that really doesn't have a great deal to do with the election of president-elect trump", he added.
The Rodgers-Cook chemistry may be coming at a good time, as Dallas has found itself vulnerable against opposing tight ends. Maybe Ben Roethlisberger's ankle injury will ail him just enough for the Chiefs to come away with the victory.
Lexus built its reputation largely on impeccable assembly quality inside and out, and the new LS looks to carry that torch. Safety is also important in the new sedan, with a suite of technologies like adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.
Texans season ends with playoff loss to Patriots
New England was unable to stop the Houston game plan, despite seeing how the Texans wanted to generate pressure up the middle. It wasn't normal because Dion Lewis played the opposing roles of hero and goat, scoring touchdowns and fumbling footballs.
In Chiefs-Steelers, revenge is in eye of the beholder
And, of course, grizzled veteran Ben Roethlisberger is at the QB controls for the Steelers and has had another remarkable season. The 29-point deficit was one of the season's biggest blowout defeats suffered by a team that eventually made the playoffs.
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Not only will Falcons fans undoubtedly be wild and insane as Atlanta seeks its first postseason victory since the 2012 season. Bennett only played 64% of the snaps in the first game, but he had three solo tackles and zero sacks.
KC weekend ice storm potential in clearer focus
The current forecast has a risk of freezing rain starting Friday and continuing in several different bursts through Monday . The power could be out for days in some communities of the southern and central Plains during and in the wake of the storm.
Klopp stands by Liverpool youngsters
The Reds ghosted past Stoke on penalties at this stage of the competition a year ago , and played a strong side in the away leg. They must be alert defensively in the second leg, though, as a Southampton away goal would seriously complicate the tie.
Tobin McDuff Looks at the History of Cowboys vs. Packers
Green Bay may have lost to the Cowboys earlier this season, but they are playing much better football than they did then. While he was a workhorse during the regular season, the Cowboys have given him a lot of rest as the season winded down.
America's favorite auto tries to liven up — New Toyota Camry
Dubbed "Dynamic Force", the new engine has a high tumble air flow for rapid combustion, a long stroke and high compression ratio. Thanks to this platform, the models have much sportier handling as it has lighter construction and a lower center of gravity.
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