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BREAKING NEWS ~ Senate confirms Gonzales as Attorney General

[JURIST] The US Senate has voted 60-36 to confirm White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales as US Attorney General, succeeding John Ashcroft. He will be the first Hispanic to hold the office.

5:17 PM ET - AP now has more.

7:28 PM ET - The Senate has posted the full roll call vote. No Republicans voted against on the nomination; all Democrats voted against it with exception to Democratic Senators Landrieu (D-LA), Lieberman (D-CT), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR) and Salazar (D-CO). Gonzales has already been sworn in by Vice-President Dick Cheney in a brief White House ceremony. CNN has more.

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