Trump Renominates Controversial Pick for Intelligence Chief

President Donald Trump again nominated Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe to serve as director of national intelligence Friday, a move that comes just months after the Republican lawmaker’s first nomination fell apart amid closer scrutiny of his record as a prosecutor. 

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Mississippi Judicial Pick Grilled Over Record as Lawmaker

Senate Democrats on Wednesday grilled a former Republican Mississippi state lawmaker now up for a federal judgeship on his political past, including his support for overturning the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision and his record on issues from guns to voting rights.  

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