Government appointments and nominations

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., speaks during an appearance at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
October 01, 2018 - 3:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive Supreme Court debate vowed Monday to ensure the FBI does "a real investigation" into President Donald Trump's nominee as he trekked across New England while exploring a possible run for president. "It does us no...
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File - In this Aug. 28, 2018 file photo, Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt speaks at the Southern Hills Republican Women's Club in Henderson, Nev. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more than 20 years ago in Virginia. Records obtained by the Reno Gazette Journal from the city of Alexandria show the Nevada attorney general was taken into custody for underage drinking in 1996. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
October 01, 2018 - 3:19 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to release his bar association application and full criminal record after the Republican gubernatorial nominee acknowledged he was a "reckless and foolish" teen when he was arrested for assaulting a police officer more...
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In this image from Senate Television, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate Television via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this week on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Republican has used a Senate floor speech to accuse Democrats of...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018, photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel and not a camera in sight. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 01, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Brett Kavanaugh's nomination in limbo, a shorthanded Supreme Court appeared evenly split Monday over a potential habitat for an endangered frog in the first arguments of the new term. The arguments and the appearance of the eight justices on the bench — an empty place on the...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he announces a revamped North American free trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The new deal, reached just before a midnight deadline imposed by the U.S., will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which President Donald Trump had called a job-killing disaster. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2018 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump jokes he'd be a "mess" if he indulged in alcoholic beverages. Trump spoke about his drinking habits Monday at a news conference as he discussed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's comments about drinking beer in high school and college. The president...
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wheeling, W.Va., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
September 30, 2018 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is not "micromanaging" a new FBI review of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's background but is leaving it to senators who requested the probe to dictate the parameters of the investigation, advisers close to President Donald Trump insisted Sunday. Some...
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Congressional reporters line the hallway outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as he meets with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and other leaders where they agreed to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 30, 2018 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A former Yale University classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's says he is "deeply troubled" by what he says has been a blatant mischaracterization by Kavanaugh of his drinking at Yale. Charles "...
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Concert goers surge forward after a barricade got knocked over at the 2018 Global Citizens Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in New York. Authorities quickly assured the crowd they were safe after the barrier fell Saturday evening. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 30, 2018 - 2:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show in Central Park sent thousands of spectators fleeing in panic, fearing the noise might have been gunshots. About 60,000 people had filled the park's Great Lawn for Saturday's eight-hour Global...
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September 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said she was once a victim of sexual assault on Sunday, but said women's shared outrage over such misconduct shouldn't affect Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. Conway made the comments on CNN's "State of the Union" while...
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