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Mixed signals from Trump on VA nominee as allegations build

President Donald Trump is sending mixed signals about the future of his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Trump's VA nominee allegedly banged on the hotel-room door of a female employee while intoxicated during an official trip

Alex Wong/Getty Images Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, has come under intense scrutiny over allegations of workplace misconduct. In one incident in 2015, Jackson allegedly became intoxicated and b

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Sen. Tester: VA nominee known as 'the candy man' for handing out prescriptions 'like candy'

The embattled nominee tapped to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs was known as "the candy man" inside the White House, Sen. Jon Tester said Tuesday, citing reports from individuals who raised concerns about his nomination.

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Trump VA Chief Nominee Ronny Jackson Fights on Despite Alleged Misconduct and Workplace Drunkenness

Jackson reportedly handed out prescription drugs "like candy," said Sen. Jon Tester of Montana

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VA nominee Jackson was 'unprofessional' in power struggle with rival, 2012 watchdog report says

Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Trump's pick to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, previously exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" amid a power struggle over the White House medical unit, according to a 2012 report by the Navy's Medical Inspector Genera

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Document shows Obama praised VA nominee Jackson, supported promotion 'immediately'

A document provided to Fox News shows Dr. Ronny Jackson received glowing praise for his work by then-President Barack Obama, amid new allegations that President Trump's pick to run the Department of Veterans Affairs exhibited poor behavior in the workplac

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2012 watchdog report suggested removing VA nominee Ronny Jackson from White House role

A watchdog report ordered by Dr. Ronny Jackson found that he and a rival physician exhibited "unprofessional behaviors" as they engaged in a power struggle.

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Donald Trump Just Suggested To His Own Veterans Affairs Nominee That He Drop Out

President Donald Trump suggested that his own Veterans Affairs nominee, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, drop out, arguing that the Senate confirmation process is “too ugly and disgusting.” Speaking at a joint press conference with French President Em

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Senate lawmakers postpone confirmation hearing for Trump's Veterans Affairs nominee

US Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, had his confirmation hearing postponed. The postponement comes amid allegations against Jackson that include claims of a hostile work environment, excessive

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Senate panel postpones hearing for VA nominee: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee has postponed a confirmation hearing set for this week for President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs, Ronny Jackson, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo is facing rare opposition from a Senate panel

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Romney will 'wait and see' whether to support Trump in 2020

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he wants to see who runs for president in 2020 before committing to supporting President Donald Trump’s re-election bid.

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Feinstein denies bowing left-wing pressure on Trump's CIA nominee

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday bristled at the suggestion she is reflexively opposing President Trump's CIA director nominee to bolster her liberal bona fides during her re-election run this year in the left-wing state.

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Corker offers tepid endorsement of Republican running to replace him

Outgoing Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker on Sunday defended his praise of the Democrat running in the race to replace him, but said he still plans to support the Republican nominee.

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In bumpy road to confirmation, Pompeo faces committee vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote on Monday on President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who could be the first nominee for the position not to win support from the panel.

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Mitt Romney faces test to determine if he'll have a primary challenger

Mitt Romney will face the biggest test so far in his bid for US Senate on Saturday, when the Utah GOP gathers for party caucuses to decide who will be the party's nominee to replace retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch.

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Democrats see red line for Veterans Affairs nominee on privatization

Democratic senators who have met with White House physician Ronny Jackson, the President's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, have made clear that privatization of veterans' medical care is a red line for them.

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First Democrat backs Pompeo, making confirmation as secretary of state likely

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Thursday she would vote in favor of Republican President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, making it likely that the CIA director will be confirmed to take t

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Anti-Torture Groups Are Pushing Congress to Block Trump’s Nominee to Head the CIA

Outside groups are upping the pressure on Senators to reject President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee to direct the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, ahead of her May 9 confirmation hearing. Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic

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Why won’t Trump judicial nominee Wendy Vitter support a landmark desegregation case?

Trump nominee’s refusal to back Brown v. Board is part of a larger right-wing attack on educational equality

World

South Korea Says Discussing Peace Deal With North Korea Ahead Of Talks

South Korea said on Wednesday it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as U.S. officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader. U.S. Secretary of State nominee and

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Mueller has not responded to Dem questions about Pompeo-Trump discussion on Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office missed a deadline to respond to a congressional inquiry about whether he is preventing secretary of the state nominee Mike Pompeo from disclosing communications with President Donald Trump about the Russia investiga

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