Legislature hearings

Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hill brought the concept of sexual harassment to national consciousness when she testified during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation hearings. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 8:42 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Hill told a room full of entertainment industry professionals that her 1991 testimony about Clarence Thomas and the flood of sexual harassment allegations surfacing now are part of "an arc that had been bending toward justice." Hill and National Women's Law Center...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Anita Hill attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Hill is meeting with more than 100 entertainment industry representatives Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, to discuss sexual harassment and how the scandal sparked by harassment and sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein can be turned into broad and sustained cultural change. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:52 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Anita Hill speaking to entertainment industry professionals about sexual harassment and its broad impacts on society and culture (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Anita Hill has told a room full of entertainment industry professionals her 1991 testimony about...
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Heather Gooze, Las Vegas shooting witness, cries as she testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, entitled: "Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 06, 2017 - 1:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation intended to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A Maryland police chief is calling on Congress to pass legislation that prohibits the use of devices that allow semi-automatic...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump answers questions at a news conference, in Bedminster, N.J. Kushner has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators about former national security adviser Michael Flynn. That's according to a person familiar with the investigation who spoke to The Associated Press on Nov. 29, on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 29, 2017 - 11:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press. The person...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, Assemblywoman Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Friedman, a first-term lawmaker, was appointed chairwoman of the Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Prevention and Response. The committee will hold its first hearing Tuesday, Nov. 28, in response to allegations of pervasive sexual harassment in the California Legislature. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 26, 2017 - 2:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Assemblywoman Laura Friedman had no idea a sexual harassment scandal was about to explode in Sacramento when she was elected last year. Now, she's helping lead the California Legislature's response. The Glendale Democrat will chair public hearings starting Tuesday aimed at...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is upending longstanding precedent on two judicial nominees. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Thursday he's going ahead with confirmation hearings for two appellate court nominees, Davis Straus of Minnesota and Kyle Duncan...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, looks to a monitor displaying previous questioning by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., from Sessions' confirmation hearing on Jan. 10 2017, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 14, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday displayed a hazy memory of the Trump campaign's discussions about and dealings with Russians in the 2016 election, denying he ever lied to Congress about those contacts but blaming the chaos of the race for fogging his recollections...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., walks at the Capitol, in Washington. Amid a daily deluge of stories about harassment in the workplace, female members of Congress detailed incidents of sexual misconduct involving current lawmakers at a House hearing on how to prevent such abuse. Comstock said she was recently told about a staffer who quit her job after a lawmaker asked her to bring work material to his house, then exposed himself. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday announced the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs, just hours after a hearing in which two female lawmakers spoke about incidents of sexual misconduct involving sitting members of...
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In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition in Indianapolis. Sessions returns to Capitol Hill amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year’s White House campaign. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 13, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year's White House...
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Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on her nomination to be Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 08, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that she believes climate change exists, but said she cannot determine whether humans are the primary cause. Speaking at her Senate confirmation hearing, Kirstjen Nielsen said she is "not...
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