Photos: William Barr's confirmation hearing for attorney general
William Barr testified Tuesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearings for the position of U.S. attorney general. Here are some scenes from Tuesday's hearing in
New to Capitol Hill, Reps. Riggleman and Spanberger face shutdown's added pressure
Two new House members, Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., and Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., belong to the largest congressional freshman class in decades. Even before their offices were fully set up, these Capitol Hill newcomers had to cast votes on how to handle a government shutdown that's stretched on for weeks. Lisa Desjardins accompanies Riggleman and Spanberger on their first days in Congress.
Today's top pics: Deadly attack in Kenya; William Barr's Senate hearing; and more
Today's top pics as selected by The Associated Press:
Supreme Court declines to hear case about toxic burn pits on military bases overseas
The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from veterans who had sued defense contractors over claims that toxic smoke from open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan caused them serious health problems. One of the contractors, KBR, countered that waste elimination procedures were directed by the military itself. As Hari Sreenivasan reports, the afflicted soldiers have no remaining legal recourse.
How the State of the Union became 'leverage' in shutdown debate
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested President Trump’s State of the Union be postponed for safety reasons related to the shutdown, although the Department of Homeland Security countered it is able to handle the event. Meanwhile, President Trump met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to negotiate, as another payroll deadline approaches. Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins.
Where William Barr stands on the issues, then and now
Here is how what Barr told senators Tuesday compares to what he's said in the past.