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Manchin signals he’ll support Gupta as No. 3 at DOJ, bolstering her chance at confirmation

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Sen. Joe Manchin, the key Democratic swing vote, said Monday that he will likely support Vanita Gupta as the No. 3 at the Justice Department, taking a stance that is expected to pave the way for her confirmation in ...

Biden’s pick for top Pentagon policy job apologizes for past tweets at confirmation hearing

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President Joe Biden's nominee to become the top policy official at the Pentagon, Colin Kahl, apologized to Republican senators for using "sometimes disrespectful" language in tweets criticizing several Trump adminis...

Murkowski to meet with Tanden on Monday as confirmation remains on the rocks

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Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska will meet on Monday with Neera Tanden, the Biden administration's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN. Tanden's con...

Becerra expected to face heat over lack of experience but stress his personal and professional history at confirmation hearing

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President Joe Biden's nominee for the nation's top health position Xavier Becerra will stress his upbringing as a son of a Mexican immigrant, his father's recent passing and his history expanding health care access ...

Key GOP senator says she won’t support Tanden’s OMB confirmation

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Washington Republican Sen. Susan Collins will vote against the nomination of Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, dealing another blow to her chances of being confirmed after Democratic Sen. Joe ...

Merrick Garland, Biden’s pick for attorney general, has confirmation hearing set for February 22

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President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general, Judge Merrick Garland, is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 22 and 23 for his confirmation hearing. The dates were announced b...

Department of Homeland Security stuck in neutral while awaiting confirmation vote for Mayorkas

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Washington The delay in confirming President Joe Biden's Homeland Security secretary has left the department without clear direction as it confronts a series of stark challenges, including domestic terror threats, a ...

Senate to vote on confirmation of Biden secretary of state pick Antony Blinken

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Washington The Senate will vote on whether to confirm Antony Blinken as the new US secretary of state Tuesday. Blinken, a longtime aide to President Joe Biden, received largely bipartisan support in his Senate Forei...

Senate to vote on confirmation of Biden defense secretary pick Lloyd Austin

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The Senate will hold a confirmation vote on Friday for President Joe Biden's defense secretary pick retired Gen. Lloyd Austin. Austin, who retired in 2016 and would be the first African American to run the departmen...

Cotton wants answer from Haines before agreeing to quick confirmation vote

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Sen. Tom Cotton is waiting for an answer from President Joe Biden's director of national intelligence nominee Avril Haines before he agrees to a speedy Senate confirmation vote, in what's likely to determine whether...

How to watch Biden’s Cabinet confirmation hearings Tuesday

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Five of President-elect Joe Biden's national security Cabinet nominees will face Senate panels on Tuesday in the first step of the confirmation process. The day before Biden takes office, his nominees for secretary...

Biden transition braces for tough Senate confirmation for Neera Tanden

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Washington Joe Biden's transition team is bracing for a tough Senate confirmation battle for the President-elect's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, who is already facing fierce opposition from Sen...

The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett is a threat to families like mine

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Jeneva Stone lives with her husband and their two sons in Bethesda, Maryland. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. My son Rob is 23 years old. He follows politics, enjoys sip...

Witnesses set to clash over Barrett’s confirmation during final Judiciary Committee hearing

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Washington Witnesses are expected to offer competing arguments over the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court during the Senate Judiciary Committee's final hearing Thursday, as Republicans continue t...

Vulnerable Democratic senator: ‘I will not support the confirmation’ of Supreme Court pick ahead of Election Day

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Washington Sen. Doug Jones, a vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection in the red state of Alabama, announced Friday he "will not support" President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee -- who has yet to be na...

Mitt Romney backing of Supreme Court vote paves way for election-year confirmation

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GOP Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah signaled on Tuesday that he is on board with the Senate's taking up a new Supreme Court nominee during the current election year, an announcement that all but ensures a nominee put forwa...