Moulton: Biden should apologize to Hill

Politics 04/28/19, 13:14

Should Joe Biden apologize to Anita Hill? One Democrat running for president says yes, but not everyone agrees. Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton says the former vice president should apologize for the way Hill was treated during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Moulton said Hill "was treated terribly" when she ...

Susan Rice says she won’t challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:45

Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020.Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that she loves Maine and that ...

Biden panders to Left, criticizes ‘white man’s culture’

Politics 03/27/19, 04:45

Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, ...

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Politics 02/21/19, 12:26

Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 20 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of Mueller's endgame is unclear. But new Attorney General ...

Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA’s permanent chief

Politics 01/16/19, 00:56

Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler's past lobbying work is expected to draw scrutiny at his confirmation hearing for the permanent post. A Senate committee on Wednesday will consider Wheeler as President Donald Trump's nominee for EPA administrator. Wheeler has served as the agency's acting head since Scott Pruitt resigned ...

Trump’s AG nominee defends memo criticizing Mueller probe

Politics 01/15/19, 11:06

President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general on Tuesday defended his decision to send an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department criticizing an aspect of the special counsel's Russia investigation, saying he was simply trying to warn senior Justice Department officials against "stretching a statute" to conclude that the president ...

Things to watch at William Barr’s AG confirmation hearing

Politics 01/15/19, 09:44

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation ...

Trump’s AG pick to steer through Dem, GOP queries at hearing

Politics 01/15/19, 05:11

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will have to navigate his confirmation hearing skillfully, emphasizing his support for President Donald Trump's policies while assuring Democrats he will act independently and won't interfere with the special counsel's Russia investigation. Barr will face questions Tuesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee about his relationship ...

Update: Barr says Trump asked him for no promises

Politics 01/14/19, 10:14

The Latest on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general (all times local): 10:12 a.m. President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general will tell senators that Trump didn't seek any assurances or promises before nominating him. That's according to William Barr's prepared remarks, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his confirmation hearing ...

AG pick to reassure senators he backs sentencing overhaul

Politics 01/11/19, 12:43

President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee will assure lawmakers he supports a sweeping criminal justice law that eases federal sentencing rules, even though he pushed tough-on-crime policies for decades. A person familiar with the confirmation process tells The Associated Press that William Barr will tell members of the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

Attorney General pick Barr expresses confidence in Mueller

Politics 01/09/19, 13:24

The incoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that Attorney General nominee William Barr has confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller and will let him complete his Russia investigation. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said after meeting with Barr, who led the Justice Department under President George H.W. Bush, that ...

Update: White House says Rosenstein departure his choice

Politics 01/09/19, 08:53

The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's expected departure from the Justice Department (all times local): 8:47 a.m. The White House is casting the expected departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in coming weeks as Rosenstein's choice alone. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Rosenstein had always planned to stay around two ...

Source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks

Politics 01/09/19, 07:22

Deputy Attorney General Rod 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 wasn't authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Barr has a confirmation hearing before ...

Trump’s AG pick has argued presidents have robust powers

Politics 01/08/19, 13:12

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that the U.S. could arrest a foreign dictator and capture suspects abroad without that country’s permission. It’s an expansive view of presidential power and an unsettling one ...

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Politics 10/17/18, 03:08

President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump compared the case of Khashoggi, who Turkish officials have ...

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Politics 10/16/18, 18:09

President Donald Trump is criticizing the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump says in an ...

Smack talk: Politicians trade charges of who’s being uncivil

U.S. 10/11/18, 00:37

There's a lot of talk in Washington these days about whether that quaint politeness known as "civility" is possible — or even desirable — among the nation's political combatants.Lots of people got riled up over Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, and party leaders now are branding opponents as "mobs" gone ...

A rift at Facebook after exec attends Kavanaugh hearing

Tech 10/05/18, 13:49

The appearance of a Facebook executive behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation hearings has created some rifts at the company.Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president for global public policy, is a friend of Kavanaugh and worked with him during the George W. Bush administration. Kaplan was seated ...

Celebrity reaction to the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford

Entertainment 09/27/18, 15:08

Celebrity reaction to the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee:"These men are wholly uninterested and unmoved by this woman's words...Dr. Ford has to talk about the worst trauma of her life in front of them. This is the reality of being survivor of sexual ...

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