The Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general Wednesday evening by a vote of 52-47, mostly along party lines. The one Democrat who voted in support of Sessions was Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Sessions, a senator from Alabama, voted present.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into Jeff Sessions Wednesday night, saying she and her colleagues would oppose the Alabama politician's "radical hatred" as he moved to lead President Donald Trump's Justice Department.
The future of criminal justice reform hangs in the balance as a vote on the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, was delayed by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday.
The Birmingham, Alabama, motel where Martin Luther King plotted how to resist and protest the city's and state's discriminatory laws against African Americans is becoming a national monument, the White House announced Thursday.
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