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Senate Committee clears nomination of FBI head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of James Comey to be director of the FBI, clearing the way for a full Senate vote. The 18-0 committee vote will send Comey’s nomination to the Senate ...

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Senate nears approval of Labor Department chief

WASHINGTON — The Senate moved toward approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department after lawmakers, by the thinnest of margins, honored a bipartisan pact and removed procedural obstacles that had been blocking the nomination. The ...

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Wolford’s Senate committee hearing scheduled

Elizabeth A. Wolford’s hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary to consider her nomination for a federal judgeship is scheduled for July 10. The agenda was posted to the committee’s website Wednesday. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, who recommended ...

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Obama nominates Justice official to top Labor slot

WASHINGTON — Thomas Perez, President Barack Obama’s choice for Labor secretary, has used his perch as the nation’s chief civil rights enforcer to crack down on voter suppression, discrimination and police brutality. Labor advocates and civil rights groups expect him ...

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Obama nominates Lew to lead Treasury

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be secretary of the Treasury Thursday, declaring his complete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for ...

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