Cabinet appointments and nominations

May 03, 2019 - 10:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The top diplomats of Russia and the United States are to meet next week, just days after they sparred over the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting on the sidelines of an Arctic Council session in Rovaniemi, Finland — confirmed Friday by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov —...
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In this photo taken on Monday, April 29, 2019, Mart Helme, head of the Estonian Conservative People's Party, or EKRE, gestures while speaking during the presentation of the new government in Tallinn, Estonia. Mart Helme and his son, Finance Minister Martin Helme, were caught Monday by photographers at the ceremony making fingers gestures with their thumb and index finger to resemble a white supremacy sign. Mart Helme hasn't commented the gestures. (Liis Treimann/Aripaev via AP)
May 02, 2019 - 11:06 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's interior minister accused the Baltic country's news media Thursday of applying a double standard in their reporting on a government appointee who resigned after domestic violence allegations emerged in news reports. Interior Minister Mart Helme, head of the nationalist...
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April 30, 2019 - 8:38 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday restored 82 appointees of then-Gov. Scott Walker who were confirmed during a lame duck legislative session, handing a victory to Republicans and defeat to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The 4-3 order affects 15 of the appointees who...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) event on the rule of law in Washington. Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump. It's effective May 11. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 29, 2019 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 4, 2019 file photo, Chairman of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Mart Helme speaks at the headquarters after parliamentary elections in Tallinn, Estonia. The father-and-son leaders of a divisive anti-immigrant party were sworn in Monday April 29, 2019 as Estonia's interior and finance minister. EKRE's Mart Helme was appointed interior minister in the Cabinet, while his son Martin becomes finance minister. (AP Photo/Tanel Meos, File)
April 29, 2019 - 10:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The father-and-son leaders of a divisive anti-immigrant party were sworn in Monday as Estonia's interior and finance minister. Prime Minister Juri Ratas presented his 15-member coalition Cabinet on Monday at the 101-seat Riigikogu assembly. Earlier this month, Ratas,...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 26, 2019 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is taking swipes at his critics as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, using one of his final speeches to defend his handling of the special counsel's Russia investigation and condemn decisions made before he took the job. Rosenstein...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. A U.S. official says the Pentagon’s watchdog agency has cleared Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 25, 2019 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's watchdog agency on Thursday cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co. The decision by the Defense Department inspector general...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
April 18, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report has finally been released to the public, and it spells out how President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. Also pictured is Wounded Warrior Project CEO Michael Linnington, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 18, 2019 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated...
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to be released publicly on Thursday and has said he is redacting four types of information from the report. Congressional Democrats are demanding to see the whole document and its evidence. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 17, 2019 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...
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