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  • Sotomayor: Law vs. empathy

     
    by Mark Silva The debate over law and empathy is underway. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says it's unlikely that Republicans will attempt to filibuster the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor...
  • GOP on Sotomayor: 'Fair shot,' no rush

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation for the U.S. Supreme Court is "virtually filibuster-proof,'' one Democratic senator said today, but lawmakers should not be forced into any deadline for her confirmation, a Republican leader said. And...
  • Gingrich on Sotomayor: Racist 'too strong'

     
    by Michael Muskal Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker who has become a leading conservative critic, today backed away from his comments that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a racist, but continued to question whether her...
  • Sotomayor's Road To Confirmation Might Be A Bumpy One

    Sotomayor's Road To Confirmation Might Be A Bumpy One
    The president's historic nomination of second circuit court of appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is being met with praise and criticism. If she's confirmed, Sotomayor would be the first hispanic to serve on the nation's highest court....
  • Obama nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court

    Obama nominates Sotomayor for Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama tapped federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on Tuesday, officials said, making her the first Hispanic in history picked to wear the robes of a justice. If confirmed by the Senate,...
  • Sonia Sotomayor's Capitol Hill tour

     
    by Mark Silva Judge Sonia Sotomayor, among the top in her classes at Princeton and Yale Law, with nearly two decades on the federal bench and now poised to become the first Hispanic member of the nation's highest court, makes......
  • How Did Michael Ross Become 'The Roadside Strangler'?

    So, who is this Roadside Strangler? Or, as U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny might be asking, how did he hijack my confirmation hearing? When Chatigny, nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, faced his Republican...
  • Defense Officials: Time to Lift Military Ban on Gays

    Defense Officials: Time to Lift Military Ban on Gays
    WASHINGTON -- It's time to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and allow gay troops to serve openly for the first time in history, the nation's top defense officials declared Tuesday, with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
  • Will BP's Washington Connections Help It Now?

    Will BP's Washington Connections Help It Now?
    With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington. But with millions of gallons of leaking oil bearing down Gulf Coast beaches and...
  • Kagan Ends Testimony, Confirmation All But Sure

    Kagan Ends Testimony, Confirmation All But Sure
    WASHINGTON -- Cruising toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan completed grueling Senate questioning Wednesday, unscathed by Republican challenges on abortion, gays in the military and gun rights while sidestepping partisan debate about...
  • Political Patience Wanes As Gulf Oil Spill Grows

    Political Patience Wanes As Gulf Oil Spill Grows
    Political patience was whittling away for BP executives who can't stop a broken underwater well from pouring oil into the Gulf where crews tried the latest solution - submerging a second containment box designed to funnel the gusher to a waiting tanker....
  • Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement

    Green Groups Hope Gulf Spill Galvanizes Movement
    In the weeks after an oil rig exploded and killed 11 men in the Gulf of Mexico, worried environmental groups scoured the water for oil plumes, set up animal triage centers and stretched boom across shorelines. Activists hope their involvement doesn't end...