Government appointments and nominations

October 02, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican allies are using the swirl of sexual misconduct allegations around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to try to stoke support among men — and counter energized Democratic women. With his Supreme Court nominee under threat from a sexual...
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In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 picture, Barham Salih speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi state TV says parliament has elected the veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president, a step toward forming a new government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
October 02, 2018 - 2:02 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president on Tuesday, a step toward forming a new government nearly five months after national elections. State TV said Barham Salih, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, won 220 votes out of the 273...
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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 02, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 10:47 a.m. Mark Judge, a high school friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has completed his interview with FBI agents. His attorney, Barbara "Biz"...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused 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 on his nomination to the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 02, 2018 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The new guidance, described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with it, was issued...
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his prime minister's office in Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Abe is scheduled to reshuffle his Cabinet after his re-election as president of the ruling party, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts for continuity as Japan tackles challenging trade talks with the U.S.(Yohei Kanasashi/Kyodo News via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 6:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday, retaining key diplomatic and economy posts as Japan tackles tough trade talks with the U.S. Abe was re-elected in September to head the Liberal Democratic Party for a third term, paving the way to serve as Japan's...
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Protestors demonstrate outside a political event hosting U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Flake, days after a critical vote in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, made his second visit this year to New Hampshire. The visit will once again stoke suggestions that he might run against President Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 02, 2018 - 3:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI's background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations...
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President Donald Trump arrives at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 01, 2018 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Tennessee rally (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is barnstorming for the Republican Senate candidate locked in a tight race in Tennessee. The president appeared at a rally in Johnson City to support U.S. Rep. Marsha...
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President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd as he finishes speaking at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 01, 2018 - 8:07 pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed Monday for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress in November and accusing them of trying to sink...
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U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, talks with guests following an address in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Flake, days after a critical vote in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, made his second visit this year to New Hampshire. The visit will once again stoke suggestions that he might run against President Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 01, 2018 - 6:54 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Jeff Flake's visit to New England (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The Republican senator at the center of the Supreme Court debate is vowing to make sure the FBI does "a real investigation" into President Donald Trump's nominee. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake spoke...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listens to Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. speak during a Senate Judiciary Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused 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 on his nomination to the nation's highest court. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 01, 2018 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has given the FBI clearance to interview anyone it wants to by Friday in its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The new guidance, described to The Associated Press by a person familiar with it, was issued...
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