Government appointments and nominations

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 20, 2019 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Dwrena K. Allen, spokeswoman for the inspector general, said Wednesday that...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich., Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
March 19, 2019 - 4:03 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is acknowledging that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers. Gillibrand also confirmed Tuesday that her deputy chief of staff, Anne Bradley, was...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to local residents during a stop at the Central Park Coffee Company, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. O'Rourke announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 16, 2019 - 10:57 pm
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years. While he'd spoken before about his gender and race, O'Rourke had largely...
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In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, European Commissioner for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Sefcovic is one of the favorite candidate to succeed Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska in the upcoming elections. Slovakia holds the presidential elections on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo/File)
March 15, 2019 - 9:04 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday. The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist who is in favor of gay rights and opposes a ban on abortion in this conservative Roman Catholic country,...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Burlington, Iowa. O'Rourke announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 14, 2019 - 9:41 pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is not in favor of traditional reparations for African-Americans for the legacy of slavery but says it is important to confront the...
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March 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury official nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next president of the World Bank has cleared a major hurdle, with nominations for the position closing with no other candidates emerging. The World Bank says David Malpass was the only candidate put forward by the...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., comes out to talks with reporters following his meeting with former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 14, 2019 - 3:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee suggested on Wednesday that former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker may have had conversations with President Donald Trump about Michael Cohen's legal troubles, saying that Whitaker "did not deny" the conversations during a...
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March 13, 2019 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 12 about Senate confirmation of Paul Matey as an appeals court judge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matey is senior vice president and general counsel at University Hospital in New Jersey. He left the hospital in August 2018 and became a partner...
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In this grab taken from video, Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the Brexit debate in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday March 12, 2019. Britain's attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union didn't give Britain the power to cut itself free of ties to the bloc. (House of Commons/PA via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May implored lawmakers Tuesday to support her divorce deal with the European Union, even as prominent Brexit supporters said changes she had secured to the agreement were not enough to persuade them to back it. With EU leaders warning there would be no...
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March 11, 2019 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — California's two Democratic senators are asking the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone a planned hearing on a Los Angeles lawyer nominated as a federal appeals court judge. Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein asked Judiciary Chairman Lindsey...
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