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Confirmation Hearings

  1. the kavanaugh hearings
    Brett Kavanaugh Refused to Shake Hands With Parkland Victim’s Father“What a disrespectful coward.”
  2. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  3. CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Won’t Say If Torture Is ImmoralTrump’s nominee to head the spy agency promised to follow her “moral compass,” but she resisted attempts to have to define it.
  4. trump nominees
    Trump’s Judicial Nominee Says Planned Parenthood Kills ‘150,000 Females a Year’Wendy Vitter once linked birth control to “violent death.”
  5. power
    The Forgotten Testimonies Against Clarence ThomasThree women who accused Thomas of inappropriate behavior had interviews quietly entered into the record, without being called to formally testify.
  6. The Forgotten Testimonies Against Clarence ThomasThree women who accused Thomas of inappropriate behavior had interviews quietly entered into the record, without being called to formally testify.
  7. Republicans Buck Boycott, Vote for Price and Mnuchin Without Democrats PresentAfter a Democratic boycott, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee changed the rules so they could advance the cabinet nominees by themselves.
  8. Senator Marco Rubio Is Going to Support Rex Tillerson for Secretary of StateRubio flirts with the opposition, but then gets in line.
  9. Mnuchin’s Hearing Sparks Arguments About Tax Havens, Foreclosures, and ValiumKey moments from the confirmation hearing of Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary.
  10. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Is Sane Enough to Sail Through the SenateAt his confirmation hearing, the ex-general broke with Trump on Putin, NATO, and the Iran deal.
  11. Here’s a Liveblog of the Trump Presser and Tillerson and Sessions HearingsThe GOP designed today to have too much news — and that was before someone leaked a memo about how Russia has “compromised” the president-elect.
  12. Watch Several Protesters Interrupt Jeff Sessions’s Confirmation Hearing“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”
  13. Chuck Schumer Recycles Mitch McConnell’s 2009 Demands on Cabinet NominationsSchumer threatens to slow the confirmation process until Trump’s picks complete their ethics reviews, echoing McConnell’s own demand from 2009.
  14. GOP Plans Wacky Wednesday to Keep Democrats, Media Off-BalanceWith six confirmation hearings, a Senate “vote-a-rama,” and a Trump presser on tap, everyone will be confused. As intended.
  15. Kagan Confirmation Hearings to Start on June 28Start getting excited now.
  16. Elena Kagan Already Talking Smack About Current Supreme Court JusticesShe says one of the justices was “not appropriate” during his or her confirmation hearings.