Cabinet appointments and nominations

March 10, 2017 - 4:46 pm
TRUMP-NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WH: Trump didn't know Flynn was to register as foreign agent WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was not aware his national security adviser was probably going to have to register as a foreign agent for his lobbying work. Spokesman Sean...
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March 05, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 3 about the federal prosecutor in line to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland under Rod Rosenstein led the 2010 leak prosecution...
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NAACP President Cornell William Brooks speaks outside the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, following a meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Brooks said he met with Sessions over concerns that recent policy changes "signal a threatening decline" in the Justice Department's commitment to civil rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 04, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been on the job less than a month but has already made some civil rights groups nervous by indicating the Justice Department will likely soften its focus on protecting voter rights and monitoring troubled police departments. The head of the NAACP...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in Greenbelt, Md. Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee any federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. Rosenstein, who faces his confirmation hearing next week for the role of deputy attorney general, was appointed top federal prosecutor in Maryland by President George W. Bush and remained in the political post for the entire Obama administration. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
March 04, 2017 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won't be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. But the veteran prosecutor in line for the job may be uniquely...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in Greenbelt, Md. Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee any federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election won’t be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. Rosenstein, who faces his confirmation hearing next week for the role of deputy attorney general, was appointed top federal prosecutor in Maryland by President George W. Bush and remained in the political post for the entire Obama administration. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
March 03, 2017 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats worry the appointment of a Jeff Sessions subordinate to oversee an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election won't be a clean enough break from the embattled attorney general. But the veteran prosecutor in line for the job may be uniquely...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:52 pm
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA-SESSIONS UPDATE: Sessions recuses himself from Russia probe WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will recuse himself from a federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. Sessions faced mounting pressure from both...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds a meeting with the heads of federal law enforcement components at the Department of Justice in Washington. Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign season last year, contact that immediately fueled calls for him to recuse himself from a Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the election. The Justice Department said Wednesday night, March 1, 2017, that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)
March 02, 2017 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign, the Justice Department confirmed, a seeming contradiction to sworn statements he gave to Congress. The revelation spurred growing calls in Congress in both...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:44 am
ATTORNEY GENERAL-RUSSIA Sessions responds to allegations WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is responding to allegations that he talked Russia during the presidential campaign. There are revelations that Sessions talked twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States. But during...
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March 01, 2017 - 1:00 pm
TRUMP-DEMOCRATS Pelosi says Trump speech was 'bait and switch' WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's first speech to Congress a "bait-and-switch" speech, with little legislation from the White House to match the president's stated goals. "All we have...
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President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 01, 2017 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8: 45 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence is denying reports that a U.S. military raid in Yemen that led to the death of a Navy SEAL yielded no significant intelligence. In an interview Wednesday with CBS "This Morning," Pence...
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