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  • Jane Harman: Outraged at NSA wiretap

     
    by Mark Silva Then, there is the odd tale of the federal government's alleged eavesdropping on - a member of Congress. Rep. Jane Harman, a California Democrat, is demanding answers from the National Security Agency, which reportedly had some questions.......
  • Specter switches: GOP 'far to the right'

     
    (This will be the second party-switch for Specter, who became a Republican in 1965, when he was running for district attorney in Philadelphia. See the 2001 C-SPAN interview above.) by Mark Silva, with Christi Parsons and James Oliphant, updated......
  • Supreme goal: 'No more Mr. white guys'

     
    by Mark Silva The imminent opening on the Supreme Court offers President Barack Obama a chance to break a mold on the nation's high court: "The current justices are cut from similar cloth,'' Christopher Eisgruber, provost at Princeton, writes in......
  • Souter retiring; Obama's first court pick

     
    by David G. Savage Justice David H. Souter, a New Hampshire Republican who became a key liberal vote on the Supreme Court, reportedly plans to retire this summer, clearing the way for President Obama to make his first nomination to......
  • Elizabeth Edwards: 'No excuse' for this

     
    by Mark Silva Elizabeth Edwards has "resilience.'' She says so in her new memoir by that title. She will need it for the round of media appearances that she is taking to promote a book which, for all that it......
  • David Axelrod: 'Wait, wait, don't tell me'

     
    by Mark Silva David Axelrod, the political adviser who helped President Barack Obama get where he is today, will be speaking out of field tomorrow night. And people will be laughing. It's OK. Obama has done it, too. Axelrod, appearing......
  • Axelrod, Obama: Close, not that close

     
    by Mark Silva David Axelrod and President Barack Obama are close, but not so close, Axelrod said tonight, that he can tell whether his boss has started smoking again. "The president and I are close, but we don't get that......
  • Gore: Cheney early, and fine one to talk

     
    by Mark Silva Peter Sagal, the funny host of NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, notes in his radio show that will air this weekend that former Vice President Dick Cheney has appeared on more talk shows in the last......
  • The Two-Way street: Swamp says, 'Hey'

     
    by Mark Silva A blog was born today. It weighed in at about seven inches -- 226 words, actually -- and at an undetermined number of pounds. It's hard to weigh words on the Internet. Its name is The Two-Way.......
  • Hofstra Law dean on a list for US Supreme Court?

     
    Over the weekend, NPR's Nina Totenberg named as a longshot U.S. Supreme Court prospect Nora Demleitner, dean at Hofstra Law School, who is a former clerk to Justice Samuel Alito. As a Democrat she testified for his confirmation. The......
  • Republicans, Obama soften court debate

     
    by Mark Silva Just as Republican leaders attempt to soften the party's criticism for Judge Sonia Sotomayor's widely critiqued comment about the wisdom of a Latino woman, relative to that of a white man, the White House is attempting to......