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  • Brown voting no on Kagan nomination

     
    by Mike Memoli One of the few uncertainties lingering before this evening's vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court was how Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) would vote. The Bay State senator announced his decision a short time ago:......
  • Casey has more than $1 million going into 2011

     
    Sen. Bob Casey had about $1.3 million on hand at the end of 2010, according to an analysis by the Washington Post of Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. The cash puts Casey right in the middle of his......
  • Lieberman regrets some Obama remarks

     
    by James Oliphant Move over James Bond. There's a new indestructible action hero: Joe Lieberman. The senator from Connecticut, who was vilified by Democratic activists for his support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, escaped serious...
  • Obama pivots: Tougher talk for GOP

     
    by Peter Nicholas President Barack Obama has abruptly changed tactics in his bid to revive the economy, setting aside his bipartisan stance and pointedly blaming Republicans for demanding what he cast as discredited "piecemeal measures." Obama's...
  • Gillibrand: Time to pass the stimulus

     
    With Democrats in the Senate pushing toward a conclusion of the stimulus debate, Gillibrand jumps on board. In the House, she was a "blue-dog" -- highlighting concerns about such things as spending. But in an early Senate test, she's......
  • Filibuster on Roberts looks unlikely

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. appears unlikely to be blocked by the delaying tactics of a Democratic filibuster, members of a key group of senators said yesterday. Roberts was the topic of conversation when the...
  • Judge meets his jury on Capitol Hill

    In a highly scripted rollout, the White House launched its campaign Wednesday to place Judge John Roberts on the Supreme Court as liberal groups denounced his nomination and Democratic senators promised a thorough review of his legal record. "I urge...
  • Bush apologizes for abuse

    WASHINGTON - President Bush apologized yesterday for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers and said he had scolded Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for his handling of the scandal. But the president rejected calls to oust...