Government appointments and nominations

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at a campaign event, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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December 05, 2019 - 6:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Thursday rolled out a plan to help Americans succeed in a changing economy, as she returns to Iowa looking to quickly build support with weeks to go before the first votes are cast for the party's 2020 nomination. The Minnesota...
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Protesters lie on a road, as they scream and hold each others while riot police try to remove them and open the road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Protesters have been holding demonstrations since Oct. 17 demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has ruled the country for three decades. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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December 03, 2019 - 8:26 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he supports the nomination of a prominent contractor to become the next premier, a move that will likely pave the way for the formation of a new Cabinet amid a severe economic and financial crisis. The news of the possible...
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This 2014 photo provided by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows Stephen Hahn. President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration sidestepped questions on the future of a 2-month-old plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. Hahn told Senate lawmakers on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, that a recent wave of underage vaping is an “urgent, important crisis” and demands “aggressive action.” But he said he wants to review more data before deciding on an approach. (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center via AP)
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December 03, 2019 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate lawmakers on Tuesday moved one step closer to confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for combating a recent wave of underage vaping. The Senate’s health committee voted 18-5 to advance the nomination of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention in Washington. A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, including Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn and Facebook, target major law firms that were sponsored the Federalist Society’s annual dinner. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
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November 28, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on...
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In this April 13, 2009, photo, William Ruckelshaus, the first administrator of the EPA, poses for photos at his office in Seattle. Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon's order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. The EPA confirmed his death in a statement Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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November 27, 2019 - 4:01 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — William Doyle Ruckelshaus, who famously quit his job in the U.S. Justice Department rather than carry out President Richard Nixon’s order to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 87. Ruckelshaus served as the first administrator of the U.S...
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Israeli Prime Minister supporters cheerduring a support rally in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The sign with Hebrew reads: " Attorney's office is without borders."(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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November 26, 2019 - 2:12 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday in what was intended to be a show of strength for the Israeli leader as he battles a corruption indictment and a possible rebellion within his own party. While the demonstration has no...
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Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, right, waves next to Romanian prime minister Ludovic Orban, after exit polls were published, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. An exit poll by the IRES independent think tank showed Iohannis getting 66.5 % of the votes, with 33.5% for Social Democratic Party leader Viorica Dancila, a former prime minister. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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November 24, 2019 - 5:03 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting corruption and strengthen the rule of law. With 88% of the votes counted, the center-right Iohannis had 63.2% while Social Democratic Party leader Viorica...
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda,right, takes the oath of office from Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and members of the new government that Morawiecki formed, following last month's election that gave the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party a second term in power, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Morawiecki and his Cabinet still need approval from the parliament, expected next week. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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November 22, 2019 - 12:11 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s parliament elected three ruling party nominees as judges to the constitutional court, including two widely denounced by opposition lawmakers, raising concerns about the court’s independence. Parliament voted the judges in late Thursday during a heated session that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaks during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel’s attorney general on Thursday, Nov. 21, formally charged Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. Netanyahu angrily accused prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.” (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
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November 21, 2019 - 3:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington. A federal appeals panel is voicing skepticism over the Justice Department’s claim that it can defy Congress’ request for secret material from the Mueller report. Two of the three judges who heard arguments at a hearing Tuesday seemed prepared to order at least some of the material sought by the House for its impeachment inquiry to be turned over. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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November 18, 2019 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged the judges to order the release of still-secret material from Mueller’s...
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