William Barr is the principal candidate for becoming Donald Trump's next attorney general, reports the Washington Post.
Barr was attorney general under the administration of George HW Bush.
The decision is not final. Trump filled the work, both temporarily and controversially, with Matthew Whitaker after eliminating Jeff Sessions.
The House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, said on Thursday that she was open to the idea of imposing term limits on committee chairs.
"This is a question that precedes the caucus," Pelosi said when asked to report that he was heating up the idea of time limits, according to the Washington Times. "I have always been sympathetic to the concerns expressed by our members on this subject."
Many newly-elected Democrats have expressed their support for the duration limits but are against the members of the Black Caucus Congress.
The Senate confirmed a controversial choice by Donald Trump for an energy agency.
The Senate voted 50 to 49 to approve Bernard McNamee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Hill reported.
The Democrats opposed the choice because he was a vocal defender of fossil fuels, an opponent of renewable energy, and does not accept the science of climate change.
"He lied about how renewable energy has an impact on the electricity grid, he called clean energy support" organized propaganda "and launched the debate between fossil fuels and renewable energy in his words like a clash between freedom and tyranny, "said Senatorial minority leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday before the vote. 19659017] 12.27pm EST
The urn of George HW Bush is taken out of a church in Houston after the funeral service ended there, while "Hail to the Chief" he's crazy.
He will be transported by train to College Station, Texas, where he will be buried.
The executive director of the Republican Party of North Carolina says he is open to a new election if allegations of electoral fraud are absent in the congressional district of the ninth state they prove true.
"This shook us to the core," executive director Dallas Woodhouse told CNN.
He said he was so angry after seeing the coverage of the controversy he raised.
"We are not yet ready to request a new election," said Woodhouse. "I think we have to let the council of the elections come and show if they can show that this probably could have overturned the race in that neighborhood, we will absolutely support a new election."
He said that the Republican candidate in the race, Mark Harris, did not know of the activities of an operative working for him who seems to have performed an illegal operation to collect the votes of the absentees. "There's no way he knew about this stuff and sanctioned it," said Woodhouse.
The House approved a two-week extension of federal spending legislation to avoid closure of the government, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The Senate should pass it later Thursday
The move postpones by two weeks a deadline for agreeing new spending accounts, which could lead to a government shutdown because Donald Trump demands to include $ 5 billion for his proposal  11.56am EST
A court in Maine ordered the state to extend a Medicaid expansion by February
Justice of the High Court Michaela Murphy said Thursday that the state has time until February 1 to adopt the rules that implement Medicaid expansion for eligible Mainers who have applied since July 2, reports the Associated Press.
The expansion was approved by the voters, but the outgoing government Paul LePage requested a stay to delay the order, which was denied.
His nephew George P. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker paid tribute to George HW Bush in funeral accolades in Houston.
Baker, a friend and cabinet member, has called Bush a "founding member of the greatest generation" and said, "His incredible service to our nation and the world is already carved into the marble of time."
He hailed Bush's work by bringing the Cold War to an end, signing nuclear weapons control agreements and rejecting Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
"The world has become a better place because George Bush has occupied the White House," he said. "He was not considered a skilled speaker, but his actions were rather elegant."
Baker said that Bush, who was defeated by the re-election of Bill Clinton, is "beyond any doubt the best president of our nation".  George P. Bush shared the more personal side of the man he knew as "Gampy", remembering how he had time for his grandchildren, organizing horseshoe matches and fly fishing expeditions and sending them letters to heart. It would have served barbecues, pork rinds with spicy sauce and the "healthy complement" of the Blue Bell ice cream and Klondike bars.
"We grew up enchanted by my grandfather," he said.
Bush greeted the grandfather's service legacy and called him "the kindest, most respectable, humbler man I have ever known".
Senators from both parties meet on Thursday to conclude an agreement on legislation to punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Measures could reduce US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, suspend arms sales with Saudi Arabia, CNN reports. And a proposed resolution would officially blame the Saudi hereditary prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of the Washington Post colonel at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Republicans Bob Corker of Tennessee, Todd Young of Indiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Democrats Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Chris Murphy of Connecticut attended the meeting.
"There is a lot of momentum," Corker told CNN.
Hillary Clinton condemns moves by GOP legislatures duck in Wisconsin and Michigan to curb the power of the new democratic rulers.
The House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says that the election charges of fraud in a North Carolina Congress contest are "undermining the integrity of our elections", by Talking Points Memo.
The funeral now begins for former President George HW Bush at the Episcopal Church of San Martino in Houston.
The service started with "America the Beautiful". Watch live here.
Republican senators have introduced a bill to fund the entire Donald Trump border wall with $ 25 billion.
Legislation would try to raise money towards the total by increasing fines for illegally crossing captured persons and restricting requirements to qualify for federal tax credits and welfare benefits, reports Hill.
Sens. Ted Cruz, John Kennedy, James Inhofe and Mike Rounds are sponsoring legislation.
Trump said he was willing to settle for $ 5 billion for the wall in the current round of budget negotiations, a question that the Democrats are hesitating.