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  • Senate confirms D.C. Circuit nominee, first under new Senate rules

    Senate confirms D.C. Circuit nominee, first under new Senate rules
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 56-38 Tuesday to seat Patricia Millett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the first confirmation under new Senate filibuster rules and one that gives the influential panel a majority of Democratic-nominated judges for the first time in nearly three decades.
  • Senate confirms Mel Watt to key housing post

    Senate confirms Mel Watt to key housing post
    WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Mel Watt as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday, ending a long battle by Democrats to change leadership of the entity that regulates Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The 57-41 vote was the...

    Freed of filibuster threat, Senate OKs two Obama nominees

    Freed of filibuster threat, Senate OKs two Obama nominees
    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Patricia Millett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N.C.) to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the first nominees approved since the...

    Senate all-nighter: Filibuster fallout bogs down chamber's work

    Senate all-nighter: Filibuster fallout bogs down chamber's work
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm two more of President Obama’s stalled nominations in an unusual all-night session forced by Republican objections to the historic change to the chamber's filibuster rules. In a vote after 1 a.m. EST...

    Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate

    Mr. Wilkins goes to the Senate
    It was 21 years ago last month that Harvard-educated attorney Robert Wilkins was traveling in a car pulled over for going 5 mph over the posted speed limit on Interstate 68 in Western Maryland. But rather than receive a ticket, the group, all African-...