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  • Franken tops Coleman but it ain't over

     
    by Frank James Minnesota's state canvassing board today certified that former comedian Al Franken, a Democrat, outpolled Sen. Norm Coleman, the Republican incumbent by 225 votes. But the Coleman forces aren't about to give up. Here's an excerpt from a.......
  • Specter: Eric Holder = Alberto Gonzales?

     
    Arlen Specter, giving no indication that he has been fooled by any of Eric Holder's various excuses for supporting the pardon of Marc Rich, promises a rough confirmation hearing for the New Yorker in a Senate speech that promises to......
  • Roland Burris v Senate: Showdown live

     
    by Mike Dorning and Mark Silva Roland Burris of Illinois, rejected in his attempt to take a new seat in the Senate this morning, averted any public showdown by quietly accepting the refusal of his credentials inside the Secretary of......
  • Off-court woes continue to plague FAU basketball team

     
    First, before we get into the sobering news of the basketball team, time out for a much-needed??? Gratuitous DT Pick of the Day - - OK, I feel better now. Especially since that was taken right after the Motor......
  • Paterson says he'll meet deadline for new top judge

     
    James T. Madore in Albany sends this update on the chief-judge slot: Gov. David A. Paterson will meet the Jan. 15 deadline to nominate a new chief judge of the Court of Appeals despite his displeasure at the field of......
  • Burris should be seated: Dellinger

     
    by Frank James Democrat Roland Burris should be seated by the Democratic-controlled Senate, says the highly regarded lawyer Walter Dellinger, who headed the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel in the Clinton Administration. He makes the same...
  • Paterson in subtle nod to upcoming court pick

     
    Opening his state-of-the-state speech, Gov. David Paterson did the traditional introduction of the Court of Appeals judges. Earlier, Theodore Jones (left), a possible pick for chief judge, got the biggest applause in the Assembly chamber. After...
  • Gloucester Coalition: a key ally

     
    A key ally of the 40 Gloucester citizens facing an $80,000 court-imposed fine has emerged.The Gloucester Coalition, a civic group of 150 or so county residents, has been attorney shopping for the citizens, who unsuccessfully petitioned to remove four...
  • 'Top Chef': Spare the snark, spoil the chef

     
    Hi all, it's Maryann leading the charge this week. Happy New Year!I was bombarded with Top Chef teasers the other day while watching The Real Housewives of Orange County (I couldn't help it! It sucks you in!), so I already......
  • Dick Durbin: Senate seat remains open

     
    by Mark Silva Probably no one would like to see a new junior senator from Illinois seated more than the senior senator from Illinois. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asserts this evening that no one can fill the vacant seat......
  • On Burris, what will U.S. Senate do now?

     
    by Frank James, updated at 5:05 pm ET What will the U.S. Senate do now in the curious case of Roland Burris, the would-be U.S. senator from Illinois? The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today it's not necessary for Illinois Secretary......