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  • Obama, Biden and Specter: Together

     
    by Mark Silva Look who's coming to the White House: Sen. Arlen Specter, the longtime Republican (and former Democrat) from Pennsylvania switching party affiliation and probably sealing his old-and-new party's hold on the Senate's agenda for at least the...
  • Obama, Specter: Advice and dissent

     
    by Christi Parsons Calling him "one tough hombre," President Barack Obama this morning welcomed Sen. Arlen Specter back to the Democratic Party with promises that he will campaign for him and seek his advice - "especially when he disagrees." Specter......
  • B'klynite in Minn.: Losing to a wrestler, then a comic?

     
    Leave it to a guy from Brooklyn???s James Madison High School -- Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, in this case -- to have a shot at losing elections in the same lifetime to a professional wrestler (Jesse Ventura) and to......
  • Obama, Biden, Franken: '21st Century'

     
    by Mark Silva Now that Sen. Arlen Specter has switched parties, the Democrats are rubbing their hands over that near-60, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. That comes with Al Franken, the erstwhile late-night comic who narrowly won Minnesota's...
  • Souter retiring; Obama's first court pick

     
    by David G. Savage Justice David H. Souter, a New Hampshire Republican who became a key liberal vote on the Supreme Court, reportedly plans to retire this summer, clearing the way for President Obama to make his first nomination to......
  • Durbin: Obama 'dream come true'

     
    by Rebecca Cole Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) scored a political trifecta this year: His close friend Barack Obama is in the White House, he is a member of the Democratic leadership and the Obama administration's senior staff is......
  • Al Franken won, Coleman concedes

     
    by Mark Silva and updated again at 6:30 pm EDT Nearly eight months after a Senate election that left Minnesota with an undecided seat, the Minnesota Supreme Court today ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of......
  • Republican 'brand' hurt: Sanford, Ensign

     
    by Mark Silva The Republican "brand'' has suffered with the admissions of extramarital affairs by two of the party's most promising members, another Republican prospect for national office said today. The confessions of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford...
  • Judge Sonia: N.Y. in D.C., with contentious edge

     
    Cesar Perales was seated early, before the Senate hearing room filled up. He stayed, just a couple of rows back from Judge Sonia Sotomayor and her relatives, all the way through the hours of speech making that consumed the......
  • Sotomayor hearing: The morning spin

     
    by James Oliphant The Judiciary Committee has cranked up the hearing again after a lunch break.(I had a cobb salad.) Because of the 12-7 imbalance on the committee, the Republicans are done speaking for the moment. Right now, Delaware's senator,......
  • Sotomayor hearing live analysis: Day 3

     
    Sonia Sotomayor continues her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee (Win McNamee/Getty Images) by James Oliphant We're back at Hart 216 for the third day of the Sotomayor Supreme Court hearings. Stay here for real time analysis during....
  • Alec Baldwin to CNN's Cafferty: You Are a Loser, Sir

     
    "Lemon, Could you fire that moron Cafferty please..." Before I sign off for the day, must share this with whomever may be wandering by in the night... Alec Baldwin's rebuke to Jack Cafferty. This is what I love about......