January 20, 2009 The Senate on Tuesday swiftly approved six members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet, but put off for a day the vote on his choice to be secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas says he has concerns about foreign donations to the foundation headed by former President Bill Clinton.
January 15, 2009 Eric Holder tells the Senate Judiciary Committee that, if confirmed as attorney general, he would work quickly to remake the embattled Justice Department. He also said he would classify waterboarding as torture and stated his objection to rendition.
January 15, 2009 Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama's choice for Treasury secretary, owed $34,000 in taxes until he recently paid it off. Some say he should have known better — but others say the system, especially for those who are self-employed, is too complicated and needs changes.
January 15, 2009 Susan Rice, Obama's choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, got a warm reception from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her confirmation hearing Thursday. Some committee members were less than warm in their feelings toward the U.N.
January 15, 2009 As a Senate panel heard testimony from attorney general designee Eric Holder, several of Barack Obama's other Cabinet picks continued Thursday to work their way toward Senate confirmation.
January 14, 2009 Picks for veterans affairs, agriculture and EPA posts all were testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, and the trio focused on the pressing challenges they'll face if confirmed.
January 14, 2009 The GOP is lining up witnesses for Thursday's confirmation hearing to question U.S. attorney general nominee Eric Holder on his role in pardons and clemencies when he was deputy attorney general under the Clinton administration.