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Warren emerges as potential compromise nominee

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has drawn notice for her wide-ranging “I have a plan for that” policy playbook, which has just enough center-left measures to earn her a serious look from former detractors. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Share on [...]

Trump’s U.N. nominee was ‘absent’ ambassador

Ambassador Kelly Craft’s frequent travel between the United States and Canada will likely be a major question mark at her confirmation hearing this week. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images foreign policy FAA records raise questions [...]

Republicans pray for Bernie as Democratic nominee

For Republicans inclined to tag most or all Democratic candidates as socialists, Bernie Sanders is a godsend. | Matt Rourke/AP Photo 2020 elections Some GOP lawmakers would like nothing more than a democratic socialist to be the opposition’s [...]

Coal companies join with Rick Perry to derail Trump nominee

Energy Secretary Rick Perry and major coal companies pushed against President Donald Trump’s nomination of David Hill for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Energy David Hill, a former Energy [...]

Trump spy agency nominee marooned in Senate standoff

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley recently placed a fresh hold on William Evanina, who has been nominated twice. | Win McNamee/Getty Images cybersecurity The dispute has kept William Evanina from officially assuming [...]

The case for Schultz: He could save Democrats from far-left nominee

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s announcement Sunday that he is considering an independent presidential run sent tremors through the Democratic Party. | Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Howard [...]

Mueller probe to play key role in hearing for Trump’s AG nominee

If confirmed, this would be William Barr’s second stint as attorney general. He was previously attorney general under President George H.W. Bush. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Legal Senators will seek reassurances from William [...]

With Trump’s nominee in limbo, envoy post in UAE stays empty

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, no U.S. ambassador was there to welcome him. The post has been vacant for nine months. The Republican donor President Donald Trump chose [...]

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 [...]

Brett Kavanaugh process bad sign for next nominee

Republicans powered Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh through the Senate this weekend, but not before lawmakers said they had hit “rock bottom” with the poisonous atmosphere pervading the Capitol, leaving all sides fearful about what happens the [...]