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Hard of Hearings: The Senate Judiciary Committee's Intelligence Gap

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Forget every other delusive sports comparison you may have heard: Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings are an impeccable doppelganger to soccer's main event.

Shriram Harid

John Paul Stevens Retiring: Top Picks To Be The Next Supreme Court Justice | Shriram Harid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview in early March, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said he would make up his mind in about a month's time about when to retire fr...

IAVA, Senators Murray, Klobuchar, Begich serious about Veterans Employment

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

The deal is that the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America really does cover the back of vets of the current wars. They're working with Congres...

Sam Stein

Klobuchar: I Won't Serve On Supreme Court, If I'm Asked | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), whose name has been floated for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy, said on Tuesday that she would turn down an offer...

The Five Factors I Hope the President Considers When Choosing the New Supreme Court Justice

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The new justice must be just liberal enough to be outraged by the philosophies of Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and Samuel Alito.

Arthur Delaney

Dem Senators Unenthusiastic About Adding Public Option To Reconciliation Fix | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic senators have expressed little enthusiasm for adding a public option to the health care reform fix-it bill that is expected to pass the Sen...

Smartest U.S. Senators (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Love it or hate it, the United States Senate is home to some of the smartest (and most highly educated) legislators in the country -- at least judging...

LIVEBLOG: 2010 Indiana Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Welcome to Bilerico Project, Blue Indiana and the Huffington Post's liveblog of the 2010 Indiana Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. Feel free t...

Indiana's Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner Liveblog: Dems on Parade

Bil Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bil Browning

Just a quick note to say that Thomas Cook from Blue Indiana and I will be liveblogging Indiana's Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner tonight for Bilerico Pro...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Reform Package Is Being Toughened By Public Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Battling to delay Wall Street reform from hitting the Senate floor, Republicans worried that once the bill was being debated in public, it would be ha...

Public Option Garners Avalanche of Support in Senate

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

Polls show that voters in state after state overwhelmingly want the public option -- and progressives will keep pushing others senators to take a stand until 50 votes are reached.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Dianne Feinstein Signs On To Public Option Push | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Support for the public health insurance option is surging in the Senate. It began with three freshman Democrats in the House, Alan Grayson (Fla.), Che...

Minnesotans for Peace to Throw Shoes at the State of the Union

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

There's probably a creative limit to what one can do with old shoes and snow, and we, the people, are not so foolish as to believe that we can compete with the big money special interests. But we must try.

Coakley, Schmoakley, You're Not Our Heroes Anymore

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley may or may not be elected to the U.S. Senate tomorrow. What difference will it make, one way or the other?

Patriot Act Redux

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Civil libertarians of the right and left urged the Senate not to reauthorize the three provisions of the Patriot Act without providing new restraints on law enforcement and adequate protections.

Bill To Klobuchar takes aim at wireless contract fees

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will soon introduce a bill to rein in the fees wireless carriers charge consumers who want to switch carriers or cut off ...

Mark Udall, Michael Bennet Sign Letter Supporting Exemptions In Cap And Trade For Coal

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado U.S. Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders weighing climate legislatio...

Watch: Franken and Klobuchar Speak Out at Senate Judiciary Committee Vote (Video)

David Doody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Doody


Franken Blasts Supreme Court During Sotomayor Vote

The Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken spewed fire and Amy Klobuchar threw brimstone this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the ...

Judiciary Committee: Sharp Minds -- and Empty Suits

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

These Senators spend their precious minutes before the cameras posturing, except for when they're pandering. Except for when they're plodding.

Schumer Says Reform by Labor Day, While Cowardly Democrats Vote with Sessions

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Why are Democrats letting Senator Sessions set the agenda with empty, irrelevant, "build the fence bigger" immigration amendments?

"Big Ed" Schultz Is Keeping Dem Senators' Feet to The Fire

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

After a sluggish start on MSNBC this spring, the beefy redhead is en fuego right now with his fiery appeals to follow the public's will to get meaningful health care passed.

Klobuchar Defends Sotomayor: Smart Enough? You Can't Make Up Phi Beta Kappa

National Journal Online | Amy Harder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee member Amy Klobuchar this morning urged a roomful of lawyers, legal experts and representatives from liberal organizations ...

America's Waterways Need Help - and, Yes, You Can Help

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

By some estimates, 60 percent of U.S. creeks, rivers, and streams and tens of millions of acres of wetlands and other sensitive waterbodies have lost federal protection in the last few years due to the Supreme Court's decisions.

Sam Stein

Kaine, Klobuchar, Mondale Up Pressure On Pawlenty To Seat Franken | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine penned a letter to Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday, asking the Minnesota Governor to persuade Norm Coleman to concede and, short of tha...