Confirmation hearings

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Washington. Jackson is President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday, taking a stance on a politically charged issue that his predecessor says led to his firing. The confirmation hearing of Ronny Jackson,...
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In this April 9, 2018, photo, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Outgoing CIA Director Pompeo will tell senators weighing his confirmation as secretary of state that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” That’s according to excerpts of his opening statement obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his Senate hearing on April 12. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 12, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Humans are "likely" among the causes of climate change. That's what Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) — President Donald Trump's pick to be...
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April 04, 2018 - 10:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director will fully explain her role in the harsh interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11. Dan Coats told reporters on Wednesday that he's spent a lot of time learning about...
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This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, has been chief of station at CIA outposts abroad. President Donald Trump tweeted March 13, 2018, that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and that he would nominate Haspel to replace him. She has extensive overseas experience, including several stints as chief of station at outposts abroad.(CIA via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky native. Single. Oldest of five children. Father was in the Air Force. Johnny Cash fan. The CIA offered a peek Thursday into the secret life of Gina Haspel, the former undercover agent President Donald Trump has picked to lead the intelligence agency. After 30-plus years...
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This March 21, 2017, photo provided by the CIA, shows CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel. Haspel, who joined the CIA in 1985, has been chief of station at CIA outposts abroad. President Donald Trump tweeted March 13, 2018, that he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the new secretary of state and that he would nominate Haspel to replace him. She has extensive overseas experience, including several stints as chief of station at outposts abroad.(CIA via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be the next director of the CIA is a career spymaster who oversaw torture at a secret prison during one of the darkest chapters in the agency's history. If confirmed, 61-year-old Gina Haspel would become the first female head of the CIA. She's...
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March 02, 2018 - 5:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutionality of another law that gave more power to the North Carolina General Assembly at the expense of Gov. Roy Cooper will be settled at the state Supreme Court. Justices said Friday they will take up the case of whether the Senate could subject Cooper's appointed...
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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback reacts Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, to the news that his nomination to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom advanced Wednesday on a tied procedural vote broken by Vice President Mike Pence. Brownback had just finished presiding over the State Finance Council, which voted to approve a $362 million rebuild of Lansing Correctional Facility. (Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 6:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved Sam Brownback's bid to be U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, setting the stage for him to resign the governorship in Kansas after seven contentious years in office. With two Republican senators absent, Vice...
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Alison Pavlicek, a volunteer with Susan B. Anthony List, canvasses a neighborhood, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Glendale, Ohio. Anti-abortion activists say their movement shows signs of success a year into President Donald Trump’s administration. That’s partly due to Trump’s support and Vice President Mike Pence’s commitment to curbing the practice made legal nearly 45 years ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 19, 2018 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights. And though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so...
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In this photo dated February, 2017 and provided by the Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Bill Nye, left, and Jim Bridenstine, right, pose for a photo. Bridenstine, President Donald Trump’s pick to head NASA, says he plans to invite Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to be his guest of honor at President Trump's State of the Union address on Jan. 30, 2018. (Megan Wenrich/Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:51 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead NASA has faced contentious Senate confirmation hearings over his past comments dismissing man-made causes for global warming, and now U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is touting his relationship with Bill Nye "The Science Guy." The Republican...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump sits with Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va. Trump’s White House counsel personally lobbied Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 05, 2018 - 11:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a vocal and loyal supporter of his election bid, in charge of an investigation into his campaign offers special counsel Robert Mueller yet another avenue to explore as his prosecutors work to untangle...
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