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  • 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...
  • Judge Sonia: Feinstein to her defense

     
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) began her 30 minutes of questions with a pointed defense of Sotomayor after the tough but fair questioning posed by GOP Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Orrin Hatch of Utah. Feinstein, like Sen. Patrick Leahy......
  • Sonia Sotomayor confirmed by Senate: First Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant and David E. Savage and updated at 5 pm. 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......
  • Obama: Nobel Prize for Peace

     
    By Mark Silva updated at 11:45 am, 2 and 3:45 pm EDT President Barack Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel......
  • Sunday shows: H. Clinton, Giuliani, Dunn, Duncan

     
    Also Peter Orszag, Sens. Jack Reed, Mitch McConnell, Kent Conrad, ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich and David Axelrod....
  • Holder defends terrorist trial in New York

     
    by Michael Muskal Atty. Gen. Eric Holder today defended the Obama administration's decision to try professed terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court and denied the move would give Mohammed a propaganda forum. "At the end of the day,.....
  • Washington closed, White House open

     
    by Mark Silva and James Oliphant The answers may be blowing in the wind, but the snow certainly was -- though this couldn't stop Bob Dylan, Morgan Freeman and a cast of all-stars from acknowledging the struggles of the Civil......
  • Expletives: A big ... deal

     
    For supporters of healthcare reform, President Obama’s signing of the legislation passed by the House on Sunday night was a big deal. A really big deal. A big … deal, according to Vice President Joe Biden, who filled in the......
  • Justice Stevens retiring

     
    (updated again at 3 pm EDT) by James Oliphant and Christi Parsons Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican-appointed justice who emerged as a leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing over his 34-year tenure, announced his retirement today. Stevens sent.....
  • Sunday morning: Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates make the rounds; ‘Reliable Sources’ analyzes Tiger Woods’ return

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will be frequent presences on the Sunday morning talk-show circuit. They will discuss the U.S.-Russian treaty to reduce nuclear arms. Clinton and Gates talk to NBC's “Meet...
  • Hillary Clinton: Court rumor of the day

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 4:15 pm EDT The talk today is of a new Supreme Court opening. Nothing like a few loose words in Washington to stir the talk. "I even heard the name, Hillary Clinton today,'' Sen.......
  • Obama's Supreme Court selection starts

     
    by Michael Muskal President Obama will meet with senators from both parties on April 21 to discuss the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court, the White House announced today. Scheduled to appear are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada,......