The Senate is poised to approve Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as America’s top diplomat.
By Associated Press
Will Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have an easy time being confirmed by the Senate? Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, says he hopes Democrats will be open to voting for him. Hatch joins Judy Woodruff to discuss whether the court with…
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., says she is opposed to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and that his appointment could essentially lead to the end of a woman’s ability to have an abortion even if Roe v. Wade…
How would Judge Brett Kavanaugh change the Supreme Court if confirmed, and what does the Senate need to consider in their confirmation hearings? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Travis Lenkner, an attorney who clerked for both Justice Kennedy and the…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, Congress signed off on the first of President Trump's picks to fill out his cabinet, nearly unanimously voting to approve Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Also, Mexican drug lord "El…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Federal judges in New Jersey have struggled with a workload approaching 700 cases each, nearly double what’s manageable, because of judicial vacancies. In Texas, close to a dozen district judgeships remain open, more than in any other state.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Under a provision of the Constitution known as the recess appointments clause, the president may make temporary appointments to positions that otherwise require confirmation by the Senate, but only when the Senate is in recess. Now, President Barack Obama and…
Gen. David Petraeus, the newly appointed U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testified that the U.S. faces a long-term commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports on the general's endorsement by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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