Labor Nominee Scalia Defends Court Record in Job Cases

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defended his record on Thursday from Senate Democrats who said his history representing large companies in court should disqualify him from the position.

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Senators Confirm Nine Federal Judges Ahead of Recess

Preparing to leave Washington for a month-long recess, the Senate on Wednesday confirmed nine of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, including four who will take spots on federal district courts in Texas and two each for courts in Illinois and Pennsylvania. 

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Doubts Emerge About Trump Choice for Intelligence Chief

President Trump’s pick for national intelligence director has been mayor of a small Texas city, a federal prosecutor and a member of Congress. But questions were emerging Monday about whether those qualifications are adequate for the position as the nation confronts threats that include foreign election interference, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and the risk of war with Iran.

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Trump Fifth Circuit Nominee Faces Rare GOP Pushback

A Mississippi federal judge up for a seat on the Fifth Circuit faced tough questions from Republicans on Wednesday, as GOP senators and conservative legal advocacy groups have expressed rare skepticism about one of President Donald Trump’s nominees to a federal appellate court.

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