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  • 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......
  • Judge Sonia: Angry Arlen Specter

     
    Moreso than any of Republicans to address Sonia Sotomayor thus far, Sen. Arlen Specter (was R-, now D-Penn.) is visibly and audibly upset with the Supreme Court nominee for ducking his questions about abortion, the number of cases the......
  • Franken: No. 2 Minnesotan, 60th senator

     
    by James Oliphant Al Franken -- the former comedian who won a bruising, eight-month vote recount and court battle in Minnesota -- arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday, a day before he was to be sworn in as a new......
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Doctor-turned-Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) using the 1950???s Desi Arnaz term ???you???d have some ???splainin??? to do??? during a jocular exchange with Supreme Court nominee Sonia...
  • Paul Kirk 'superb steward:' Kennedy seat

     
    by Mark Silva The governor of Massachusetts today named Paul Kirk Jr., a former Democratic National Committee chairman and close friend and former aide of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, to serve as a temporary replacement for the deceased......
  • Kennedy successor: Kirk, friend, adviser

     
    by Mark Silva The governor of Massachusetts this morning plans to appoint Paul Kirk, a former Democratic National Committee chairman and close friend and former aide of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, to serve as a temporary replacement for......
  • Barbecuing your way to a TV show

     
    If you can't beat them, barbecue them. That's the attitude of John Markus. The Emmy-winning sitcom writer, whose credits include "Taxi," "The Cosby Show" and HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," has gone reality with "BBQ Pitmasters," which looks at the......
  • FTC and Department of Justice will duke it out to see who gets to review Comcast-NBC

     
    There may be a tug-of-war brewing in Washington, D.C., over whether the Federal Trade Commission or the Justice Department will join the Federal Communications Commission in reviewing Comcast's anticipated deal to take control of General Electric Co.'s...