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William Barr believed Roe was wrongly decided

- The Washington Times

William Barr, the man President Trump plans to nominate as his the new attorney general, believed the 1973 Roe decision establishing a national right to abortion was wrongly decided and should be overturned, he told senators in a 1991 hearing.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 201816. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Sen. Chuck Schumer injects climate change fight into infrastructure deal

- The Washington Times

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Friday demanded that a deal for an infrastructure program include measures to combat climate change, throwing down the gauntlet on road and bridge projects that was one of the only areas of potential agreement between Capitol Hill Democrats and President Trump.

President Donald Trump talks with reporters before departing for Kansas City to address the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference, on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump taps William Barr for attorney general, Heather Nauert for U.N.

- The Washington Times

President Trump said Friday he will nominate William P. Barr as attorney general and State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as ambassador to the United Nations, prominent moves on a day of staff shakeups that is expected to include the departure of White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.

Guests arrive at the 'Spodek' multipurpose arena complex for the COP24 summit in Katowice , Poland, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Trump administration touts fossil fuels at U.N. climate summit

President Trump may be pulling the United States out of the global Paris Accord on global warming, but the administration is making a hard sell for its side of the story at the giant U.N. climate summit now underway in the heart of Poland's coal-producing region.

People protest the legislature's extraordinary session during the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, at times drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Democrat Tony Evers says he'll appeal to Scott Walker to veto GOP power play

- Associated Press

The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin says he plans to make a personal appeal to his defeated rival, Gov. Scott Walker, to veto far-reaching GOP legislation that would strip the new administration of some powers. If that doesn't work, he might sue.