Confirmation hearings

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Friday, May 5, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 05, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has reunited in St. Louis with his mentor and the man who stood beside him through a difficult confirmation hearing, telling former Sen. John Danforth he owes him his career. Thomas spoke Friday at a Law Day event sponsored by the Bar...
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In this photo taken April 26, 2017, U.S. Ambassador to China-designate Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is seen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Branstad pledged Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to confront Beijing on a range of contentious issues, including human rights and trade, and assured lawmakers he’ll push the Chinese to act more aggressively to defuse North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 02, 2017 - 1:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Midwestern governor President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to China pledged on Tuesday to confront Beijing on a range of contentious issues, including human rights and trade, and assured lawmakers he'll push the Chinese to act more aggressively to defuse North...
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May 02, 2017 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Midwestern governor President Donald Trump picked to be his ambassador to China says if confirmed for the post he will confront Beijing on human rights issues and would welcome meetings with Chinese activists. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says during his Senate confirmation...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Gorsuch is about to take his place as the nation's newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in April 10, after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks over the fierce objection of Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 10, 2017 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Gorsuch is about to take his place as the nation's newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in April 10, after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks over the fierce objection of Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 10, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. With a divisive confirmation process behind him, Gorsuch is about to take his place as the nation's newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in April 10, after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks over the fierce objection of Democrats. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 10, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch is about to take his place as the newest Supreme Court justice. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is to be sworn in after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change rules for approving Supreme Court picks over the fierce objection of Democrats...
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Visitors arrive at the Supreme Court as the Senate votes to confirm President Donald Trump's high court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 07, 2017 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After witnessing the grueling confirmation process for Judge Neil Gorsuch, it may be hard to believe people have begged off a seat on the Supreme Court. But it's happened more than once, though well before the age of careful vetting of nominees and Senate hearings. Between 1789...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters before the vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017. Gorsuch is headed for confirmation on Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 07, 2017 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for the Senate and the court. Vice President Mike Pence was presiding...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gorsuch’s confirmation as the 113th Supreme Court justice is expected on April 7. It won’t be long before he starts revealing what he really thinks about a range of hot topics he repeatedly sidestepped during his confirmation hearing.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 07, 2017 - 3:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Neil Gorsuch's confirmation as the 113th Supreme Court justice expected on Friday, it won't be long before he starts revealing what he really thinks about a range of hot topics he repeatedly sidestepped during his confirmation hearing. In less than two weeks, the justices...
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