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1 year 6 months ago

Senate endorses Sally Jewell for Interior chief

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has confirmed Sally Jewell, CEO of outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., as interior secretary. Jewell will oversee more than 500 million acres of national parks and other public lands, and more than 1 billion acres offshore. The lands are used for energy development, mining, recreation...

1 year 8 months ago

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate. In a traditional inauguration signing ceremony in the U.S. Capitol after he took the oath of office, Obama affirmed the nominations of John Brennan to be director of the CIA, former Sen. Chuck...

2 years 11 months ago

'Survivor' fan favorite to run for Indiana governor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rupert Boneham earned a nifty $1 million as the fan favorite on 2004's "Survivor: All-Stars." Now the bushy-bearded, tie-dye-wearing Boneham is hoping Indiana voters will find him just as charming. The 47-year-old Boneham announced Saturday that he's seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for Indiana governor. He told...

4 years 3 months ago

Nominee Kagan promises impartiality on court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is expected to face hours of questioning -- some of it less than friendly -- when her confirmation hearing resumes tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Today, after opening statements from panel members, Kagan read a statement in which she promised...

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