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  • Labor activists set to protest Rep. King bill 'flip-flop'

     
    Long Island labor-union organizers, reacting to Rep. Peter King's about-face on the proposed Employees Free Choice Act, are planning to demonstrate at his district office tomorrow in Massapequa Park. Unions say they back the proposal, which King supported...
  • Obama: Turning the battleship

     
    by Mike Dorning President Barack Obama marked the 100th day of his presidency today with a rosy assessment of the start of his administration, asserting that his policies would "lay a new foundation for growth" and sounding a note of......
  • 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...
  • Specter: Seniority stripped

     
    By Rebecca Cole Perhaps Sen. Arlen Specter isn't as "entitled" as he thinks he is. Just one week after Specter jumped the sinking ship that is the GOP for the relative warmth of the Democratic side of the aisle, the......
  • Specter switch: GOP court trump card?

     
    Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's surprise announcement this week announcing his party affiliation switch from Republican to Democrat is already overshadowed today by news of Supreme Court Justice David Souter's imminent retirement from the bench. And...
  • Specter's chances: Ridge lessens them

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsyvlania may have made a reelection-enhancing move with his switch to the Democratic Party. Specter, a five-termer and the state's longest-serving senator, conceded that his chances for another term would have...
  • 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......
  • Sessions, ranking Judiciary: Fight looms

     
    by Mark Silva If you're looking for a preview of what the fight over President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court might look like, look no further: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will become the ranking Republican member of the......
  • Obama's Supreme Court pick machinery

     
    by Christi Parsons and Tom Hamburger The White House already had started gearing up to pick and promote President Barack Obama's first Supreme Court nominee, setting machinery in motion well before Justice David Souter called in the early afternoon...
  • 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......
  • Obama's court nominee: 'Code words?'

     
    By Mark Silva and updated The Senate will move swiftly on President Barack's nomination of a Supreme Court justice to replace the retiring David Souter, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee said this morning. "We certainly will have someone in......
  • Obama's Senate calls: Specter, Hatch

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama reached out by telephone today to a couple of senators with seats on the Judiciary Committee who will consider his nominee for the Supreme Court. "Following through on his commitment to reach out to......