Latest Government appointments and nominations News

Nikki Haley hasn't yet won a GOP contest. But she's vowing to keep fighting Donald Trump

Feb. 20, 2024 22:49 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — There are no wins on the horizon for Nikki Haley. Those close to the former United Nations ambassador, the last major Republican candidate standing in Donald Trump's path to the GOP's 2024 presidential nomination, are privately bracing for a blowout loss in...

Michigan Republicans plan dueling conventions for presidential nomination as turmoil continues

Feb. 20, 2024 18:49 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans' clash over leadership of their state party could mean dueling presidential nominating conventions will take place March 2, even though the national Republican Party has said members properly removed former chair Kristina Karamo. Former...

New Jersey gov's wife, a US Senate candidate, opposes power plant that he could kill

Feb. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate, said Tuesday she opposes construction of a gas-fired backup power plant in a minority neighborhood already heavily burdened with pollution. But she did not say whether she has discussed her...

Wisconsin Republican-controlled Senate votes to reject Evers appointees

Feb. 20, 2024 16:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate voted Tuesday to reject four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' appointees, including a member of the state's natural resources policy board and a former lieutenant governor who was to serve on a hospital governing board. ...

She's not quitting. Takeaways from Nikki Haley's push to stay in the GOP contest against Trump

Feb. 20, 2024 11:34 AM EST

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley's team is bracing for a home state embarrassment in South Carolina's Republican presidential primary on Saturday. Conventional wisdom suggests she'll be forced to drop out. But that may not apply in 2024. Ahead of a major speech on Tuesday,...

GOP Senate contenders aren't shy about wanting Trump's approval. But in Pennsylvania, it's awkward

Feb. 20, 2024 08:36 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Since he became the single biggest force in Republican politics nearly a decade ago, Donald Trump has figured prominently in U.S. Senate races, using his massive public platform and loyal base of support to shape which GOP incumbents run for reelection and which contenders...

Guinea's military dissolves the government without explanation, saying a new one will be appointed

Feb. 20, 2024 04:11 AM EST

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Military leaders in Guinea have dissolved the government without explanation, saying they will appoint a new one, the president's secretary general said. Gen. Amara Camara, in a video address on Monday night, added that daily business would continue as usual...

Nikki Haley is sharpening contrasts with Donald Trump in the South Carolina primary's closing days

Feb. 19, 2024 20:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is using the closing days of her South Carolina Republican primary matchup with Donald Trump to hone her argument that she is the lone remaining candidate who can unite Americans, despite the former president's electoral wins thus far and his popularity in her...

Alaska's chief medical officer, a public face of the state's pandemic response, is resigning

Feb. 19, 2024 15:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dr. Anne Zink, who was a public face of Alaska's pandemic response, is resigning as the state's chief medical officer. Zink plans to continue working full-time in the role until early April, the Anchorage Daily News reported. An email...

Abortion rights could complicate Republican Larry Hogan's Senate bid in deep blue Maryland

Feb. 19, 2024 06:18 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republicans hoping to pick up an open U.S. Senate seat in deep blue Maryland have the most competitive candidate they've fielded for decades. But former Gov. Larry Hogan will need more than GOP support to overcome sustained outrage about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to...