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Cruz challenges Biden DOJ pick’s contention that she opposes defunding police

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Early in the hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., attempted to get ahead of the controversy by asking Clarke about a June 2020 Newsweek opinion piece she wrote about the subject. BIDEN DO...

Dallas Wings control WNBA draft with top two picks

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It's the first time in league history that a team will choose both No. 1 and 2. The Wings acquired the top pick in a February trade after being awarded the second choice in the draft lottery. "It has made draft prepa...

The old guard of the judiciary moves on as Biden announces new picks for bench

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As President Joe Biden launches a new era of judicial appointments, the old guard of the bench is in its twilight. The judges of the Ronald Reagan era who pioneered the modern conservative revolution in American l...

Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try and form government

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In his announcement, President Reuven Rivlin acknowledged that no party leader had the necessary support to form a majority coalition in the 120-seat Knesset. He also noted that many believe Netanyahu is unfit to ser...

NFL picks its first Black female game official

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Maia Chaka will make history when the new National Football League season starts this year. The NFL said Friday it has added Chaka to its roster of game officials for 2021, making her the league's first Black woman ...

Mario Draghi is named Italy’s new prime minister, announces a political rainbow of cabinet picks

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Italy's next government has taken shape, after Mario Draghi was named Prime Minister and announced a cabinet selected from across the country's political spectrum. Draghi, a prominent economist, accepted the top rol...

How Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks are making history

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Being nominated to serve in a presidential Cabinet is, obviously, a huge honor. It's also been decidedly perilous in recent years. Dating all the way back to Bill Clinton's first term, at least one Cabinet pick has ...

Haitian opposition picks interim leader as row over President’s term limit intensifies

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Haiti's opposition movement wants a Supreme Court judge to lead a transitional government in the country, arguing that President Jovenel Moise's term has expired and calling on him to step down. Joseph Mecene Jean-L...

Defense Secretary dismisses hundreds of members of Pentagon advisory boards including late Trump picks

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has dismissed hundreds of members of 42 Pentagon advisory boards, including controversial late appointments by the Trump administration, as the Pentagon announced a review of the board...

Newsom picks Alex Padilla to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

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Washington Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat on Tuesday, choosing the first Latino in state history for the role. "His appo...

Joe Biden picks Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN, elevating the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential ...

Biden picks retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, source says

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the former commander of US Central Command, to be his secretary of defense, a source familiar with the decision told CNN on Monday. If confirmed...

Joe Biden weighs picks to lead his big infrastructure push

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Joe Biden's plan to remake America's crumbling infrastructure as President is expected to increase the pressure on three key Cabinet picks to work together for results that Americans can see clearly and quickly in t...

Biden weighs ambassador picks amid pressure to diversify

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President-elect Joe Biden's team is in the early stages of considering who to appoint as ambassadors around the world, with a handful of selections for high profile posts expected to come sometime in January, accord...

Biden weighs history-making picks for defense secretary

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President-elect Joe Biden is entering the month of December weighing several barrier-breaking candidates to be his Secretary of Defense. Three candidates are in final contention to lead the department, people famili...

Biden picks up small number of votes in Milwaukee County after Trump-requested recount

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President-elect Joe Biden saw a small net gain in votes as Milwaukee County, Wisconsin's largest, certified its presidential general election results Friday after a recount requested by the Trump campaign. The resu...

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