Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced that she won't seek re-election. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has said she'll run for the seat, but a number of Democrats are considering a run, too.
The House is set to pass a $40 billion spending bill that pays for the Department of Homeland Security to the end of the budget year — but also invalidates President Obama's executive actions on deportations.
Lynch grew up in a state where her parents fought for the vote. She could be the first black woman, and mom, to lead the Justice Department.