Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN the remarks were in a comedic speech.
The attorney general said he hoped his replacement would be confirmed by early February.
A new survey of young voters could spell trouble for Democrats.
"Allegations to the contrary are completely false,” says senior administration official.
Penny Pritzker responded to Hillary Clinton's comments last week.
Just 38 percent of Americans say the economy is in good shape.
High court stayed the execution of a Missouri inmate hours before he was to be put to death.
The president acknowledged protester advocating for reform at a Wisconsin rally.
David Nieland stepped down in August after a Florida prostitute said he paid her for sex.