Cabinet appointments and nominations

March 19, 2019 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Mattis, who resigned as Pentagon chief three months ago, is returning to Stanford University. The Hoover Institution at Stanford announced Tuesday that Mattis will join the public policy think tank to research and write about domestic and international security policy. He was...
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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 - 2:42 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 05, 2019 - 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate Jessie Liu, currently a U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, to be associate attorney general at the Justice Department. Attorney General William Barr recommended Liu's nomination. Barr said Tuesday that Liu has "distinguished...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General, Monday, March 4, 2019, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 04, 2019 - 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday. The officials advised Barr against recusal from Robert Mueller's investigation into possible...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019 file photo , then Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Whitaker has left the Justice Department. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker’s last day was Saturday. His future plans were not immediately clear. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 04, 2019 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has left the Justice Department. Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec says Whitaker's last day was Saturday. Whitaker was replaced last month when William Barr was confirmed as attorney general. He became a counselor in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington, with from left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. William Barr’s confirmation as President Donald Trump’s second attorney general cut the roster of “acting” Cabinet secretaries and White House officials by one, but some say too many “actings” are still on the job, most visibly at the Defense Department. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 03, 2019 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump opened 2019 with a Cabinet that had an outsize number of advisers with "acting" in their titles. He doesn't seem to mind, and the temporary job status hasn't kept these officials from diving into their jobs. But government experts say installing permanent...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft speaks after presenting her credentials during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 22, 2019 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump said in a pair of tweets that Craft "has done an outstanding job representing our Nation" and...
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In this image provided by the Department of Transportation, deputy transportation secretary Jeffrey Rosen is shown in his official portrait in Washington. President Donald Trump has nominated Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general. (Department of Transportation via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 10:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Transportation Department's chief...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington. The State Department says Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn her name from consideration on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 17, 2019 - 5:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, said in a department statement that "the past...
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Venezuela' self proclaimed interim president and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaido, speaks during a session at the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Guaido said Wednesday that the National Assembly has appointed six executives to a transitional board for its PDVSA state-owned oil company and its U.S. subsidiaries, including Houston-based refiner Citgo. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said Thursday he has launched an investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido's appointment of a transitional board of directors for the state oil company. Attorney General Tarek William Saab said the appointments by Guaido and his National...
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