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  • 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......
  • Coming up: Sotomayor live blogging

     
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and top Republican Jeff Sessions at a taping of the CBS program Face the Nation Sunday. (AP/Karin Cooper) by James Oliphant As a political spectator sport, Supreme Court confirmation hearings can fall...
  • Sonia Sotomayor: NRA test (failing) case

     
    by David G. Savage and James Oliphant As the Senate begins debate Tuesday on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with the outcome assured, the only remaining questions are whether the National Rifle Assn. can claim to have swayed votes against......
  • Health-care town halls: 'Representative?'

     
    by Mark Silva Full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing? If that's the case, what do the "civil" ones mean? Those boisterous town halls on health-care reform that members of Congress have confronted this summer may not say anything......
  • Obama's healthcare: Live from Town Hall

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 2:15 pm EDT "I don't want people thinking I have a lot of plants in here,'' President Barack Obama said today, calling out for a few critics of his healthcare reforms to pose some......
  • Healthcare protests: Staged opposition

     
    by Janet Hook An effigy of Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr. was hung outside his office on the eastern shore of Maryland. Rep. Steve Kagen of Wisconsin was shouted down by angry constituents. Rep. Timothy H. Bishop of New York had......
  • Lieberman: Obama should scale back

     
    by Jim Tankersley With Americans so worried about the struggling economy and Congress prepping for a host of major legislative battles this year, President Barack Obama should scale back his health-care reform push and settle for a smaller, bipartisan...
  • Obama's primary politics: Pennsylvania

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Josh Drobnyk President Obama wades into an intramural fight among Democrats today by attending a high-dollar fundraising dinner for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), demonstrating an unusual measure of personal commitment in a primary...
  • The anti-healthcare-reformers' plan? Little more than 'keep your fingers crossed that you don't get sick'

     
    You take some time off from work, and thus from following the news minute by minute, so when the moment comes to re-immerse yourself, it can be a bit of a cold-water shock. Like catching up on those raucous healthcare town halls. I always think of town...
  • Obama loves Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia (also Pittsburgh)

     
    Text of Democrat's speech at fundraiser for new Democrat Arlen Specter in Philadelphia....
  • Shut the Oval Office, Obama's out campaigning again today

     
    Monday: New York City. Tuesday: Ohio and Pennsylvania....
  • Obama's bipartisanship: Perceptions

     
    by Mark Silva There really are only three things at work here: In Washington, there is rhetoric, and there is action. Outside of Washington, there is perception. At the moment, the public's perception is that President Barack Obama is making......