Confirmation hearings

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, reaches to shake the hand of California Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, after a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Francisco. Feinstein shared the stage with an opponent for the first time since 2000 when she debated state Sen. Kevin de Leon. The two Democrats are facing off in the Nov. 6 election. Public Policy Institute of California CEO and debate monitor Mark Baldassare is seen at center. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 17, 2018 - 7:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Sen. Kevin de Leon tied U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Washington dysfunction during a Wednesday event and pledged to "fight like hell" for immigrants and other Californians if elected to replace her, while Feinstein crafted herself as a problem solver and argued...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2018 - 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists." The president on Wednesday...
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October 17, 2018 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did. Every Democrat on the panel skipped a Wednesday hearing on judicial nominations. The Democrats said the hearing should have been canceled because the Senate is not in session...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2018 - 11:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump...
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The Saudi Arabia consul's residence, in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. A high-level Turkish official says police who searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there. Authorities meanwhile prepared to search the consul's residence nearby after the diplomat left the country. State media say security forces began setting up barricades in front of the residence just hours after Consul Mohammed al-Otaibi flew out of the country on a 2 p.m. flight. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
October 16, 2018 - 6:48 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Alec Baldwin poses in the press room with the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Saturday Night Live" at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully "overthrow the government of Donald Trump." Baldwin spoke Sunday night, Oct. 14, 2018, at a fundraising dinner for the New Hampshire Democratic Party a night after returning to "Saturday Night Live" to portray the president. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 12:25 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin...
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In this Oct. 11, 2018, photo, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks to North Dakota State University students during a campaign event at the Fargo, N.D. college. Heitkamp is considered the underdog in her race against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senate this time in a state that President Donald Trump won by 36 points. Heitkamp told the students that they can make a difference in the final outcome. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
October 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An already tenuous bid for a second term has taken on new urgency for North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Heitkamp is scrambling to find her footing amid fears that the race against Republican Rep...
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October 12, 2018 - 9:29 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and Republicans again this year. Democratic leaders and advocacy groups say women are...
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October 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed 15 more judges, all but wrapping up its pre-election session with a big finish days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has...
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