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  • Dispute brews over help for auto industry

    WASHINGTON (AP) _ Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called autos a "critical industry" Wednesday but said a $700 billion financial rescue program wasn't designed for them. The White House was noncommital, but said it was open to new ideas. Asked about...
  • Senate Hearings Begin For Sonia Sotomayor

    Senate Hearings Begin For Sonia Sotomayor
    Senate confirmation hearings began Monday for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor but it could be a bumpy road ahead. Republicans have indicated they will press the 55-year-old Bronx native and veteran jurist to explain rulings from her past...
  • Sotomayor's Nomination Now In The Hands Of The Senate

    Sotomayor's Nomination Now In The Hands Of The Senate
    Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now it's in the hands of the full Senate. The committee has voted to approve Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice....
  • Sotomayor Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

    Sotomayor Clears Senate Judiciary Committee
    Judge Sonia Sotomayor, poised to become the first Latino member of the U.S. Supreme Court, won the support of the Senate Judiciary Committee today in a lopsided vote cast largely along party lines for President Barack Obama's first nominee for the nation'...
  • Sen. Murray Weighs In On Sotomayor Debate

    Sen. Murray Weighs In On Sotomayor Debate
    The Senate is at odds over whether judge Sonia Sotomayor is fit for the Supreme Court. And now, Senator Patty Murray joining the debate. Sen. Murray said she takes a special, personal interest in Supreme Court nominations. In a speech she gave on the...
  • Confirmed: Sonia Sotomayor To Become Supreme Court Justice

    Confirmed: Sonia Sotomayor To Become Supreme Court Justice
    Sonia Sotomayor completed an unlikely and historic journey today, one that began with her birth in a Bronx, New York, housing project 55 years ago and culminated in her confirmation as the Supreme Court's 111th justice. When she is sworn into office,...
  • Senate wheel-spinning on climate change

     
    by Frank James You know those dazzling car rims called "spinners", the ones that spin even though the vehicle is at a dead stop? The U.S. Senate is the legislative version of that. Wednesday, the Senate was in full spinners......
  • Senate bailout vote pressures House

     
    by Mark Silva So it is the Senate that goes first with the bailout -- some call it rescue -- of the nation's bad-mortgage-clogged banking institutions, with a vote tonight of 74-25. The Senate's strong and bipartisan approval of a......
  • Holder confirmation delayed

     
    by Josh Meyer Confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., was delayed for a week today, after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee placed a hold on it, complained that they have not been......
  • 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......
  • 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: No 'bomb-thrower' for court

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama will not be nominating "a bomb-thrower'' for the Supreme Court, according to the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who has spoken with the president about the decision he faces. "The...