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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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. ...

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, ...

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 ...

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