Senator Booker Releases Confidential Kavanaugh Documents During Confirmation HearingDefying rules of the Senate and in protest of the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, New Jersey Democrat, Sen. Cory Booker on Thursday released documents pertaining to Kavanaugh's record deemed "confidential" by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kavanaugh: Roe V. Wade Is 'Precedent'With the departure of retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, abortion rights could hang on Kavanaugh's vote.
Democrats Disrupt Start Of Kavanaugh Hearing With Protest Over Withheld DocumentsSens. Cory Booker, Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris and others interrupted Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley's attempt to launch the hearing, repeatedly decrying what they say are missing documents and emails from Kavanaugh's time as a White House lawyer from stacks released this summer.
McCain's Rejection Of Haspel Weighing On SenatorsIn the White House's fight to confirm Gina Haspel to be the next CIA director, a familiar voice of dissent could hurt their chances.
CIA Chief Nominee Gina Haspel Vows Not To Restart Interrogation ProgramGina Haspel, President Donald Trump's pick to be the next CIA director, pledged Wednesday she would not restart the CIA's detention and interrogation program as she sought to convince skeptical senators to back her nomination.
Ronny Jackson Hearing Postponed Indefinitely As VA Nomination Hangs On By A ThreadLawmakers leading the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Tuesday morning that the hearings will be delayed indefinitely, following allegations related to improper conduct in various stages of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's career.
Durbin Warns Against Confirmation Hearings Before FBI Vets NomineesSenate confirmation hearings have been scheduled this week for some of the nominees for President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, but Illinois’ senior senator was warning Republicans to slow down.
City Council Panel OK's McCarthy For Police SuperintendentA Chicago City Council committee on Monday approved Garry McCarthy, Mayor Emanuel's choice for a new superintendent of police, and the full council is expected to confirm the selection on Wednesday.