Government appointments and nominations

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin speaks about his recent vote in the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at IHOP Charleston W.Va. A day after Manchin broke with his party on what may be the most consequential vote of the young Trump era, the West Virginia Democrat faces a political firestorm back home. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
October 07, 2018 - 5:08 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Danielle Walker cried on Joe Manchin's shoulder after she shared her story of sexual assault in the senator's office. She thought he listened. The 42-year-old Morgantown woman said she was both devastated and furious when Manchin became the only Democrat in the U.S. Senate...
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President Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at Kansas Expocentre, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 07, 2018 - 12:45 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump at a Kansas rally celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, condemning Democrats for what he called a "shameless campaign of political and personal destruction" against his nominee. To cheers of supporters at the Kansas...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following the final vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 06, 2018 - 8:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he never would have pulled the plug on Brett Kavanaugh over the allegations of sexual misconduct because the Supreme Court nominee deserved an up-or-down vote — even if it failed. McConnell said in an interview Saturday with The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Mayo Civic Center, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 8:33 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall. Speaking before a cheering crowd at a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, walks out of his office on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 04, 2018 - 1:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The full Senate is preparing to weigh in on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court with an initial vote on Friday. In setting the voting process in motion, Majority Leader Mitch...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about some Democrats in Congress at a rally Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 03, 2018 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 11 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is defending President Donald Trump after he mocked a woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault. Conway...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 10:45 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as...
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In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018 picture, Barham Salih speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi state TV says parliament has elected the veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president, a step toward forming a new government. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
October 02, 2018 - 2:02 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament elected a veteran Kurdish politician as the country's new president on Tuesday, a step toward forming a new government nearly five months after national elections. State TV said Barham Salih, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, won 220 votes out of the 273...
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Protestors demonstrate outside a political event hosting U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Flake, days after a critical vote in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, made his second visit this year to New Hampshire. The visit will once again stoke suggestions that he might run against President Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 02, 2018 - 3:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh's sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI's background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations...
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President Donald Trump arrives at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 01, 2018 - 9:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Tennessee rally (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is barnstorming for the Republican Senate candidate locked in a tight race in Tennessee. The president appeared at a rally in Johnson City to support U.S. Rep. Marsha...
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