US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Loretta Lynch and the Republican Senate

Although an easy confirmation for Ms. Lynch is possible and, at first look, something the President would want, a confrontational Senate seeking to stop Ms. Lynch might be more politically advantageous for the President. The challenge for the Republican Party now is to build on a very impressive election victory in the midterm election to help bring a Republican President to the White House in 2016. Central to this effort will be to recast the Party as one that can govern rather than simply obstruct President Obama. The specter of a tough confirmation battle over a cabinet position will force the Republicans into demonstrating that they are capable of the former.

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