Confirmation hearings

FILE - In this July 13, 2018 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general. That’s according to a person familiar with the plans who was not authorized to discuss them on the record and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 09, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the most visible Justice Department protector of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump's nominee for attorney general...
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President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, left, meets with Senate Judiciary Committee member and Trump confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Barr, who served in the position in the early 1990s, has a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week and could be in place at the Justice Department as soon as February when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves after Barr is confirmed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 09, 2019 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's expected departure from the Justice Department (all times local): 6 p.m. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general is confirmed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, waves after addresses the Utah Senate while Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, looks on at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Hatch is ending his tenure as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservative voices in the United States. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 03, 2019 - 7:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in the United States. The departure of the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump ushers in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court term has steered clear of drama since the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The next few weeks will test whether the calm can last. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 30, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court term has steered clear of drama since the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The next few weeks will test whether the calm can last. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 28, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually...
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The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018. Parties and Christmas cookies only soothe so much in the chilly Capitol after two years of President Donald Trump’s provocations, dramas like Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the elections that flipped the House majority to Democrats. Everyone wants to go home, yet both chambers were scheduled to be in session next week over hefty matters, including the budget and criminal sentencing reform. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2018 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own...
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November 16, 2018 - 9:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is giving up the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee, paving the way for Sen. Lindsey Graham to take over. Grassley says he plans to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next year. To do that, he'll have to give up the gavel of...
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Ronald Vitiello, the nominee to become assistant secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 15, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the morale of his agency's employees suffers because of the bitter political climate. But Ron Vitiello is also apologizing for sending a Tweet that said the Democratic party should be renamed the "NeoKlanist" party...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Oklahoma gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left, Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Kevin Stitt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrtocki, File)
November 03, 2018 - 9:39 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Republicans seized control of every statewide elected office in the 2010 midterm election, and they've maintained their dominance ever since. But in a state Republicans like to boast is the "reddest of the red," 72-year-old Democrat Drew Edmondson is threatening to...
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A Google employee holds a sign reading "Don't be evil" as employees walk off the job in a protest against what they said is the tech company's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mae Anderson)
November 01, 2018 - 2:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company's original "Don't be evil" motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against...
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