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Lately I've been fascinated, like many other folks who pay attention to national politics, by the wranglings in the U.S. Senate relating to blocking legislation via something called a filibuster. My trusty Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, which started out...
Tags: Elections, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Civil Rights
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul got a lot of attention Wednesday for mounting an honest-to-God filibuster of President Barack Obama's nominee for CIA director, John Brennan. The nation's political class marveled at his real-life Mr. Smith act, the funny stuff his...
Sun ReportersMany people know that Democratic presidential candidate 's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now: It appears that forebears of his white mother owned...
Sun StaffRafael Palmeiro sent up an unmistakable red flag about steroid use on March 17, at least in the mind of John Boe, a California body-language expert. That's when the Orioles first baseman testified before a congressional committee and denied ever using...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate ground to a halt yesterday as one West Virginia Democrat, his hands trembling and his voice raised, refused to yield the floor. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the 84-year-old master of Senate rules and procedures and fierce protector...
Sun StaffCBS News appointed a former U.S. attorney general and a retired chief executive of the Associated Press yesterday to investigate how a botched story about President Bush's military record was researched and approved for broadcast. Network executives...
Sun ReporterSuspenseful it was not. And yet, when Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist called for the verdict in President Clinton's impeachment trial, he suddenly placed the weight of history on 100 sets of shoulders in the hushed Senate chamber. "Senators, how say...
ROBERT EHRLICH and Michael Steele aim to be Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for the working-class set. Riding across the state's political prairie, they wish to be perceived as products of their humble origins trying to swipe an election from the...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON -- Twenty years ago, a young military lawyer defending an Air Force pilot on a drug charge landed himself on 60 Minutes, exposing widespread flaws in the Air Force drug-testing system that led to an overhaul of the program. Today, the same...
WASHINGTON – Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden – the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I’ve spoken at more eulogies than I’d like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R....
Change of SubjectAttorney Charles J. Cooper offers a lame, confused response in the Supreme Court today to the question of, if procreation is to integral to marriage, why do we let prisoners and the elderly marry? JUSTICE BREYER: What precisely is the......
WASHINGTON -- To see the future of gay marriage, you didn't have to set foot in the Supreme Court chamber Tuesday morning as the justices took up the first of two landmark cases on the issue. You needed only to stand in the plaza in front of the court...
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