• Sessions Backs Down On Support For Waterboarding, Muslim Ban

    One year ago - By MintPress News

    Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, after a break in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
    - Jeff Sessions, a far-right senator from Alabama and Donald Trump's choice for attorney general, the country's top lawyer, said waterboarding was unlawful at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
    Sessions, who has expressed support for waterboarding for years, said he would enforce a 2015 law that outlawed waterboarding terrorism suspects even if it meant resisting Trump.
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  • NAACP president urges Senate to block Sessions' confirmation

    NAACP president urges Senate to block Sessions' confirmation

    One year ago - By New York Post

    The president of the NAACP on Wednesday urged a Senate committee not to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as attorney general, citing “deep concerns” over his background protecting civil rights. “We must face the reality that Sen. Sessions should not be our attorney general,” Cornell Brooks told the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day...
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  • Black Lawmakers to Speak out Against Sessions in Hearing

    Black Lawmakers to Speak out Against Sessions in Hearing

    One year ago - By ABC News

    Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, used strong words in the first day of his Senate confirmation hearing to deny any hints of a racist past
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  • Jeff Sessions Fights for Racist Outcomes. Who Cares What's in His Heart?

    One year ago - By Slate

    Not long into his confirmation hearing for the office of attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions had a remarkable exchange with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
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  • 5 Questions I'd Ask Senator Jeff Sessions

    5 Questions I'd Ask Senator Jeff Sessions

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    The Senate is in the process of confirming an Attorney General, and as you likely know, President-elect Trump nominated Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the post.
    The Attorney General leads the Dept. of Justice, and serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the nation. It is an appointment that could mean the difference between justice and systemic partiality.
    That is why I find Sen. Sessions's history of dangerous biases against minorities, immigrants, and other vulnerable populations deeply troubling. His biases appear in his attempts to repeal basic, humane immigration programs and...
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  • Seth Meyers breaks down the strange first day of Trump cabinet confirmation hearings

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    The first Senate confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet was held Tuesday with Senator Jeff Sessions, Trump's nomination for attorney general, the first on the hot seat.
    "Late Night" host Seth Meyers honed in on the hearing in his "A Closer Look" segment Tuesday night, and outside of the fact that almost all of Trump's proposed cabinet members have not finished the ethics review and background check process, the senators tasked to question Sessions have worked alongside him for years. Many have even exercised with him often.
    "Just when you think senators couldn't be...
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  • No Snags for Sessions at Confirmation Opening

    One year ago - By Real Clear Politics

    James Arkin , RealClearPolitics
    Republican senators on Tuesday heaped praise on their colleague, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, during his confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. attorney general, sending a strong signal that Sessions is likely to pass muster in the full Senate. Democrats, skeptical of Sessions on issues ranging from civil rights to immigration to abortion and same-sex marriage, questioned him carefully on his tenure both as a senator and U.S. attorney and appeared to be mostly opposed to his confirmation.
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  • Read Live Updates From The Confirmation Hearings Of Several Trump Picks

    Read Live Updates From The Confirmation Hearings Of Several Trump Picks

    One year ago - By The Huffington Post

    Several of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks face confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
    Jeff Sessions, Trump's nominee for attorney general, will enter day two of his hearing. Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , and his choice for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao , will begin their confirmation hearings.
    Trump is scheduled to hold his first press conference in six months at 11 a.m.
    Read live updates on the hearings below:
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  • Senate to hear from Jeff Sessions supporters, detractors on Day 2 of hearing

    One year ago - By The Morning Call

    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., answered questions over the course of more than 10½ hours Tuesday, attempting to convince his colleagues he is worthy of becoming the next attorney general. Now he'll yield to witnesses who will make the case for or against him. On Wednesday, the second day of Sessions'...
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  • Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing for Attorney General

    One year ago - By FOX News

    Police escorted protesters away as they chanted “No KKK” at the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Senator Jeff Sessions.
    FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:
    Senator Sessions defended his record on civil rights in his opening statement before the Judiciary committee:
    “I never declared the NAACP was un-American or that a civil rights attorney was a disgrace to his race.”
    He said as head of the Justice Department, he would recuse himself from investigations:
    “That involve Secretary Clinton and that were raised during the campaign.”
    Sessions vowed to prosecute...
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