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Chief Justice Roberts Warns Against Politicized Confirmation Hearings

AP | ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said he is troubled by the increasingly politicized nature of the Senate judicial ...

Biden Apologizes To John Roberts For Joke About His Oath Flub

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An aide to Vice President Joe Biden tells CNN he called Chief Justice John Roberts last week to apologize for a light-hearted remark he made over the ...

I Do Solemnly Swear...

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael DeJong

We finally have a President who is willing to use his words -- momentarily botched or not -- and his immeasurable oratory gifts to reassure the Doubting Thomas (or Roberts) in us all.

Obama: Changing D.C.'s Mental-Muscle-Memory

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

While all new presidents start with an appeal for bi-partisan cooperation, Obama seems to be serious about it.

Even Obama Must Contend With Mercury Retrograde

Liz Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Rose

The dizzying influence of Mercury Retrograde is in effect; things said or promised during this period of chaotic thinking and expression are often redone, revised or reassessed. (Like the oath.)

Oath and Variations

Lisa and Michael Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa and Michael Littman

It is interesting to note that different justices and presidents have staged their breaks at different points in the oath.

Obama Takes Presidential Oath Again, Again

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

President Barack Obama was sworn into office a third time today, and the White House announced plans to repeat the swearing-in on a daily basis.

Excerpts from My Obama/Lost Fan Fiction

Meg Favreau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Meg Favreau

BARACK OBAMA, HURLEY, and CLAIRE are running through the jungle. All are sweating, out of breath, and wide-eyed. Obama leads the group, determined.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Puts the Kibosh on This Whole Obama-mania Thing

David Bourgeois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bourgeois

Call it payback for Obama voting against confirming the right-wing justice. Instead of reading the oath, the cocky Justice John Roberts thought he could just recite it by memory.

Should Obama Retake The Oath?

San Fransico Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several constitutional lawyers said President Obama should, just to be safe, retake the oath of office that was flubbed by Chief Justice John Roberts....

An Entirely Different Inauguration Day

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Eight years ago, the country was experiencing an entirely different sort of Inauguration Day. On January 20, 2001, people were outraged.

Impeach John Roberts

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

John Roberts bungled the presidential oath of office to such an extent that Obama might need to do it again, at least in private, to ensure the legality of his inauguration.

Obama's Request: Add "So Help Me God" To Oath

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has requested that the words "so help me God" be added to the end of the oath of office to be administered by Chief Justi...

CNN's John Roberts In Thanksgiving Bike Accident — Saved By Helmet!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's John Roberts had a rough Thanksgiving — but it could have been a lot rougher if he hadn't been wearing a helmet. Roberts, an avid cyclis...

Breaking: John Roberts' Neck (No, Seriously!)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Remember how John Roberts was in a bicycle accident on Thanksgiving wherein a car cut him off, forcing him to swerve and collide with a jogger, result...

Supreme Court Hands Exxon $2 Billion... and Progressives an Opening

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

At a time when gas prices and oil company profits are record highs, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken $2 billion from 32,000 Americans who lost their livelihood in the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Masking Justice, Supreme Court Style

Andrew Gumbel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Gumbel

Shame on the Supreme Court for preferring to inhabit their cocoon of respectability on lethal injections -- justice masked by legalese -- than to face the facts.

Chief Justice Roberts Defends ExxonMobil

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on how much money ExxonMobil should be forced to pay as damages for its Exxon Valdez oil spill 19 ye...

Congress Members Get $4,000 Pay Raise

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fortunately for members of Congress, their pay isn't tied to their approval ratings. Lawmakers in 2008 will receive salaries of $169,300, a boost of $...