Confirmation hearings

November 17, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse bipartisan legislation to shield from deportation thousands of young immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children and living here illegally. In a letter...
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Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on her nomination to be Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 08, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. Speaking at her Senate confirmation hearing, Kirstjen Nielsen said she is "not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, listens as Kirstjen Nielsen, right, a cybersecurity expert and deputy White House chief of staff, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington after Trump announced that she is his choice to be the next Homeland Security Secretary. Nielsen was tapped to help shepherd Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary pick through his Senate confirmation process. Now she's got her own team shepherding her. The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Nielsen on Wednesday, Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 08, 2017 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirstjen Nielsen helped shepherd President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary pick through his Senate confirmation process. Now she's got her own team guiding her through those same hoops. Trump surprised many in his administration when he announced his...
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October 31, 2017 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed a judicial nominee who had been caught in the middle of a partisan fight over whether religious faith influences legal opinions. The vote was 55-43 for Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th...
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October 30, 2017 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's consideration of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees (all times EDT): 6:10 p.m. The Senate has confirmed another of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. The Senate by a vote of 84-10 confirmed Trevor McFadden of Virginia to serve as a judge...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback talks to the media during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom on Thursday, Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 26, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel narrowly approved the nomination of Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom despite complaints from LGBT rights groups over the Kansas governor's views on same-sex marriage and gender identity. On an 11-10 vote Thursday, the...
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October 18, 2017 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. Officials from Google talked to investigators behind closed doors in recent weeks as part of the...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 18, 2017 - 3:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog has told Congress that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been deputy...
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Christopher R. Sharpley appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be confirmed as the CIA inspector general, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 17, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11. Christopher Sharpley, who has been...
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FILE- In Jan. 19, 2013 file photo, Anita Hill, subject of the documentary film "ANITA," poses at the premiere of the film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. From the Clarence Thomas hearings to the Harvey Weinstein scandal: Some 26 years after her testimony brought sexual harassment into the national spotlight, Hill says she sees the needle moving yet again with the saga that is transfixing Hollywood. Yet Hill also cautions that real-world progress will be incremental at best, and many women in the workplace still fear retaliation if they come forward. Others cite confidential settlements as a hindrance to progress. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 14, 2017 - 1:11 pm
It's been 26 years since Anita Hill, soft-spoken and deliberate in her bright blue suit, sat before a Senate panel and detailed the lurid sexual harassment charges that would transfix a nation. Clarence Thomas went on to the Supreme Court, but Hill's testimony was a watershed moment that raised...
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