Loretta Lynch

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Meet the Next Attorney General (Nominee)

Loretta Lynch would be first black woman to hold the post

(Newser) - President Obama has settled on his pick to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, and coverage seems to be highlighting two main points: Loretta Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the post and, in what Politico calls a "major departure" from Obama's usual ways, she... More »

Who Replaces Eric Holder?

Deval Patrick, Kamala Harris turning up on lots of lists

(Newser) - With Eric Holder leaving the post of attorney general, attention shifts to who will succeed the man President Obama today praised as "the people's lawyer." (Read Obama's full remarks here .) Whoever it is will surely face a bruising confirmation battle given Republicans' disdain of Holder,... More »

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