Loretta Lynch

  • DoJ says key VA Choice provision for SES appeals is unconstitutional

    The Justice Department says a specific provision in the Veterans Choice Act, which ultimately renders that the disciplinary decision from administration MSPB judge is final for certain senior executives, violates a clause in the Constitution. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says Justice will continue to uphold vast majority of the Choice Act.

  • OPM proposes to ‘Ban the Box’ for most federal hiring

    A rule proposed by the Office of Personnel Management on April 29 would delay criminal history checks until after federal employers have already issued a conditional offer of employment to an applicant.

  • Attorney General lays out price tag, plan to support Obama’s gun violence reform

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on the plan to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the hiring of 200 special agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as well as the investment in the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network and National Firearms Act applications.

  • McCain thinks cyber deterrence policy is a hack

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain said the administration’s recently released cyber deterrence policy is “thin” and lacks new information about plans to stop cyber attacks.

  • White House finally acquiesces to Congress on cyber deterrence policy

    The Obama administration will use law enforcement and even military force to deter cyber attacks in new policy.

  • McCain presses Obama administration on cyber deterrence

    Sen. John McCain sent two letters to White House officials expressing the concerns of a growing bloc of lawmakers over a lack of cyber deterrence policy.

  • Senate panel greenlights Obama’s attorney general pick

    By ERICA WERNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President…

  • Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation’s top law enforcement job.

  • Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

    Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president’s unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

  • Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

    NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama nominated a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general…