The confirmation fight comes just weeks before Nov. 6 mid-term congressional elections in which Democrats seek to win control of Congress from the Republicans.

Alibaba's Jack Ma goes back on promise to create one million U.S. jobs: Xinhua Sep 20 2018 | 10 hrs ago

Ma said that trade tensions between the United States and China could last for two decades and would be “a mess” for all parties involved.

Rahul forms key Congress committees in poll-bound Telangana Sep 19 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday appointed A Revanth Reddy and Ponnam Prabhakar as working presidents of the Telangana unit of the party.

Congress says no improvement in Maha's irrigation potential Sep 19 2018

The Congress claimed Wednesday that despite the BJP-led Maharashtra government spending more than Rs 64,000 crore on upgrading water resources in the last four years, there has been no substantial increase in the state's irrigation potential.

Triple talaq ordinance historic: Amit Shah Sep 19 2018

Terming as historic the ordinance making the practice of triple talaq a punishable offence, BJP president Amit Shah said Wednesday it is also a matter of introspection and guilt for those political parties which forced Muslim women to suffer from it due to their vote bank politics.

BJP solely responsible for Goa's political crisis: Sena Sep 19 2018

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused the BJP, which had "insulted" the democracy by forming the government in Goa despite lacking majority, of being solely responsible for the current political situation in the state.

Kharge again declines to attend Lokpal selection panel meet Sep 19 2018

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday again declined to attend a meeting of the Lokpal Selection Committee, reiterating that "invitation as special invitee without the right of participation, recording of opinion and voting was an eyewash".

Bypoll for Maharashtra Council seat on October 3 Sep 19 2018

By-election for a Maharashtra Legislative Council seat from the MLAs' quota, to fill in the vacancy created following the death of its member and BJP minister Pandurang Fundkar, will be held on October 3.

RSS not against inter-caste marriage: Bhagwat Sep 19 2018

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday said the Hinduvta outfit was not against inter-caste marriage and it was an issue of compatibility between a man and woman.