Government appointments and nominations

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2018 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confirmation prospects were still deeply uncertain after a Republican senator called for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault...
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The motorcade transporting President Donald Trump drives down Pennsylvania Avenue heading towards the Trump Hotel in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2018. Trump is having a private meeting and dinner with supports (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2018 - 8:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:05 a.m. The White House is pushing back against a call from the American Bar Association to slow the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the FBI can do a full background check...
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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)
September 28, 2018 - 7:10 am
ROME (AP) — The magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States has publicly withdrawn its endorsement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice following testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually...
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Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 7:03 am
BOSTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has repeatedly said that he was legally allowed to consume beer as a prep school senior in Maryland. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state's drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17...
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Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 3:34 am
It was one hearing, with just two witnesses. But, in an era of political polarization and yawning cultural divides, Americans came away having heard very different things. Millions of men and women listened to nervous-but-composed college professor Christine Blasey Ford tell the Senate Judiciary...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh looked in desperate need of a fighter on his behalf at about the time Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a fiery defense. Kavanaugh had been giving impassioned testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, denying allegations of sexual assault. Graham, a South...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a day like few others in Senate history, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her "100 percent" certainty Thursday that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers — and then Brett...
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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee after hours of testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 27, 2018 - 11:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Testimony by the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh's calendars and a memoir by his close friend combine to narrow the timeframe of when such an attack would have occurred in the summer of 1982. Christine Blasey...
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President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn on return from New York City, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 27, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Glued to high-stakes testimony on his Supreme Court nominee, President Donald Trump and his allies were shaken by Christine Blasey Ford's emotional appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, but heartened by Judge Brett Kavanaugh's forceful pushback against the woman who accused him of...
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The motorcade transporting President Donald Trump drives down Pennsylvania Avenue heading towards the Trump Hotel in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2018. Trump is having a private meeting and dinner with supports (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 27, 2018 - 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. President Donald Trump described Thursday's heated Senate hearing as "brutal" and "hard to watch" during an evening GOP fundraiser. But Trump also praised Supreme Court nominee Brett...
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