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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 [...]

California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Republicans’ nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Former judge Steven Bailey is accused of using his office to further his [...]

‘Whoever wins South Carolina will be the Democratic nominee’

Sen. Kamala Harris is among potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls expected to visit South Carolina before this year’s midterms. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> It’s the early state [...]

Democrats strip superdelegates of power in picking presidential nominee

While long a priority of Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters, the effort to reduce superdelegates’ clout has been embraced more broadly by party officials desperate to win over young voters. | Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo Elections Party [...]