By a vote of 12-8, Loretta Lynch's nomination moves to the Senate floor.
Ben Carson touted the benefits of health savings accounts and home schooling.
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26, 2012.
Political stalemate may force the agency to partially shutter.
The president's aggressive activism delights his supporters but irritates Republicans.
The Nightly Show host says ex-mayor is a "colossal prick."