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Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick

Cracks emerge in GOP refusal to consider Supreme Court pick

Concerted Republican opposition to considering President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court showed early signs of splintering on Wednesday as a handful of influential senators opened the door to a possible confirmation hearing. One Republican even suggested the president should nominate a candidate from his state.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, did not rule out a committee hearing on Obama's forthcoming nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, went a step further and said she'd support such a move.

"I do believe that the nominee should get a hearing," Murkowski, who's running for...

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