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By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, will pledge to carry out the administration's ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation's infrastructure during a Senate hearing on Thursday.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
It took just 10 seconds for the Brett Kavanaugh hearing to get contentious. One by one, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee derailed the plan for opening statements and demanded more time to review the judge's massive public record. Meanwhile,…
WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley pledged her support for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift firmly endorsed by Donald Trump but one that could trigger more violence in the Middle East.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.
By Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across…
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian…
By Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Democrats are expected to use the two days of hearings to challenge Sessions' commitment to civil rights, a chief priority of the Justice Department during the Obama administration.
By Gretchen Frazee
At his confirmation hearing this week, Jeff Sessions will face tough questions about his 20-year tenure in the Senate. But he’ll also be pressed on his record before he entered Congress, when he served as U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney…
By Laurie Kellman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Donald Trump and his Cabinet picks are preparing to face public questioning over their business conflicts, their approach to Russia and other issues during a critical week of confirmation hearings and the president-elect's first news conference in…
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