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Bill Bar, Trump Attorney General nominee, backed by Justice Department alums

More than 120 former Justice Department officials have signed onto a letter expressing support for Attorney General nominee William Barr ahead of his confirmation hearing next week. The letter is signed by three former attorneys general, two [...]

Keller named chief deputy attorney general in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A longtime attorney for a nonprofit has been named chief deputy attorney general in Minnesota. Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison announced Friday that John Keller will serve as the second-ranking attorney in the [...]

SC attorney general applauds ruling on health care overhaul

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s top prosecutor is applauding a federal judge’s ruling that President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Attorney General Alan tells The Associated Press that he has always [...]

William Barr’s path to becoming attorney general again likely tougher this time

The last time William P. Barr faced the Senate for confirmation to be attorney general in 1991 he was so noncontroversial that he was approved on a voice vote, with no less than then-Sens. Joseph R. Biden and Edward M. Kennedy backing him. It’s [...]

General Motors Job Cuts Trigger Trump’s Testy Tweets

General Motors job cuts of more than 14,000, elimination of six car brands by year-end 2019 and $ 10.5 billion in cost savings and expense reductions aimed at focusing on self-driving and electric vehicles have spurred continuing criticism [...]

Navajo Nation certifies general election results

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) – Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe’s general election. The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the tribal presidency with 41,261 votes. Contender and former President [...]

Myanmar Dispatch: A General Kicked Off Facebook Can Still Glorify Military at Grandiose Museum

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — In the colossal museum built by Myanmar’s military to honor itself, the general barred from Facebook has his face up everywhere. His portrait graces the cavernous entrance hall of the museum, with its soaring [...]

GOP pushes Trump for new attorney general amid Mueller uproar

“If we had some confidence that there is somebody nominated that would be confirmed in a reasonable period of time, to me it seems like it would relieve a lot of the controversy,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. | Jacquelyn [...]

Virginia’s attorney general pushing for anti-hate-crime laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will propose legislation aimed at preventing hate crimes and white-supremacist violence. Herring’s announcement on Thursday comes in response to an increase in hate [...]

Trump’s acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings

Trump's acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings Matthew Whitaker was paid advisory board member for WPM Veteran: ‘I spent the money on a dream. I lost everything’ Matthew Whitaker [...]