By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
When people see that the judicial branch is comprised of a variety of people, the Supreme Court nominee said, it builds confidence that the rulings handed down are “fair and just and that everything has been considered.”…
By Laura Santhanam
Sen. Thom Tillis suggested that Ketanji Brown Jackson’s compassion “could lead to bad results” when it comes to recidivism. A former trial judge, Jackson responded her “attempts to communicate directly with defendants is about public safety.”…
President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration deftly parried questions on crises ranging from the COVID pandemic to the opioid epidemic.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before Election Day.
By Mark Sherman, Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick, Mike Balsamo, Associated Press
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation Tuesday by a vote of 90-8, ending the longest period the Pentagon has gone without a confirmed leader in its history.
"I agree we do not want war with Iran," Mark Esper said. "We are not seeking war with Iran. We need to get back on the diplomatic channel."…
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general says he can't rule out jailing reporters for doing their jobs.
Asked about the partial government shutdown, in its fourth week due to an impasse over funding for a border wall, Barr says he would like to see a deal reached where Congress recognized that it was "imperative to have border…
Barr has said the memo was intended to be narrowly focused on one of Mueller's reported interpretations of obstruction. Barr also says his memo was based solely on public reporting and not any confidential information.
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