AG confirmation hearing and other headlines

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch begins 2 days of Senate Judiciary confirmation hearings today. (Los Angeles Times)

Bill would grant war powers to fight Islamic State militants. (AP)

Pres. Obama to request a big Pentagon budget hike. (AP)

GOP lawmakers confront Heritage’s Jim DeMint over ratings. (Politico)

Koch donors liked Marco Rubio the best. (Politico)

Meet the top 50 donors who influenced state elections. (Time)

Alleged American ISIS commander killed: reports. (NBC News)

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AG confirmation hearing and other headlines