In the Loop: Obama really wants Ruemmler for AG, but can he get her confirmed in time?

We’ve written  that President Obama and senior players at the White House really, really want to nominate former White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler to replace Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

One potential hurdle, we noted, is that she’s never been confirmed by the Senate, which may make it harder to get her through the Senate during the post-election lame-duck session scheduled to begin Nov. 12.

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