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NY Dem calls on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire so Biden can pick a nominee

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Jones is the first to publicly call on Breyer to retire, though he joins the liberal group Demand Justice which has called for the 82-year-old, President Clinton-appointed justice to step down.  "There’s no question ...

Diane Warren, 12-time Oscar nominee, hopes for ‘awesome’ win

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A trophy for the Italian-language film’s song, "Io Si (Seen)," would be Warren’s first after 11 previous Academy Award nominations came up short. "Yeah, it would be great to win. It would be (expletive) awesome," War...

Cotton warns that ‘every cop in America should be terrified’ of Biden DOJ nominee

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The senator pressed her on whether Jacob Blake was armed when the 29-year-old Black man was shot last year by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The shooting led to violent riots throughout the city. After a few tries, Co...

DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke faces Senate as supporters say civil rights chief is badly needed

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Kristen Clarke, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, heads to her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday as a groundswell of supporters says there's an urgency for ...

Biden taps Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus as CBP nominee

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Magnus currently serves as the police chief for the City of Tucson and previously spent time at the helm of police departments in Fargo, North Dakota and Richmond, California. Magnus has been described as having "ext...

Republicans clash with Biden DOJ nominee Vanita Gupta

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Senate Republicans took aim at associate attorney general nominee Vanita Gupta's past tweets at a contentious confirmation hearing Tuesday, where Gupta was pressed on her previous comments and whether she supports d...

McConnell says he’ll ‘absolutely’ support Trump in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blisterin...

Twitter is on the verge of claiming its first Cabinet nominee

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A Cabinet nominee not making it to the finish line is a story as old as Washington. In the past, nominees have been forced to withdraw because of things like hiring undocumented workers or a questionable business de...

Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole has advanced lung cancer

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Washington Bob Dole, the longtime US senator from Kansas and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has an advanced form of lung cancer and will undergo treatment. "Recently, I was diagnose...

Sen. Hawley blocks quick consideration of Biden’s Homeland Security nominee

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Sen. Josh Hawley blocked quick consideration of President-elect Joe Biden's Homeland Security nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, on Tuesday, leaving the third-largest federal department without confirmed leadership as it ...

Biden to introduce Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary nominee Wednesday

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President-elect Joe Biden will introduce former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary at an event in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. If confirmed by the US Senate,...

Pompeo to meet Biden’s secretary of state nominee this week

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Washington President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state is expected to visit the State Department and meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for the first time since Biden's victory, accordin...

Biden names retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense nominee

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President-elect Joe Biden has named retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as his nominee for secretary of defense, the Biden transition team announced Tuesday. The former commander of the US Central Command would make hist...

House chairman endorses Flournoy to be Biden’s Secretary of Defense nominee

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Washington The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Adam Smith, is backing Michele Flournoy to be President-elect Joe Biden's pick for Defense Secretary, saying Monday she is "hands down" t...

Trump Pentagon nominee spreads debunked conspiracies and tweets suggesting Trump declare martial law

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President Donald Trump's nominee to become a senior Pentagon official spread debunked conspiracies on Twitter that called Trump's election loss to Joe Biden a "coup" attempt and shared tweets that suggest Trump shou...

Crowds gather for Women’s March to protest Trump and Supreme Court nominee

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Demonstrators wore pink knit pussyhats and black face masks honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday for the second Women's March of the year. Women and allies gathered in Washington,...

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