The U.S. Senate confirmed former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey by a 53-40 vote as the 81st attorney general. Mukasey replaces Alberto Gonzales, who resigned in September (read about the resignation in our blog). Read President Bush's press release about Mukasey's confirmation on the White House web site.
Want to read more on the confirmation and the Senate's debates about Mukasey? Check out the Washington Post's "Senate Confirms Mukasey By 53-40: Historically Low Tally for New Attorney General" and "Senate Confirms Mukasey as Attorney General" from FOX News.
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