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Sessions, Hatch Distance Themselves From RNC Attack On Kagan | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two high-ranking Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have sought to distance themselves from the RNC in the wake of yesterday's bizarre deci...

Citing Kagan's Lack of Judging Experience, GOP Proposes Paula Abdul

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Howling in protest over Obama Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's lack of judging experience, leading Republicans today urged the President to withdraw Kagan and instead nominate Paula Abdul.

The Online Fight to Define Elena Kagan (VIDEO)

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

And so it begins -- the online war to define Elena Kagan, whom President Obama nominated early Monday to be the 112th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Bunning Put a Face on Obstructionist, Mean-Spirited Republican Party

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Bunning is a Republican superhero. He personifies the mean-spirited, hypocritical, wealthy-serving, obstructionist Republican Party.

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns That Following The Rule Of Law Will Result In 'Dire Consequences' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you want just one taste of the essential stupidity of the politicization of the Abdulmutallab investigation, you need only look at today's Washingt...

John McCain's No Longer a Hero: His Stance on Patriotic Gays is Shameful and Un-American

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I couldn't help feeling relief John McCain was soundly beate...

An Intelligent Way to Enhance National Security?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and Security Ever since the failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airline carrier on Christmas Day, critics ...

Jeff Sessions Questions Janet Napolitano Over Colorado

The Denver Post | Karen E. Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama questioned U.S. Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano this morning about the firing of a Colorado immigratio...

Senate Passes Amendment To Prevent KBR and Halliburton From Getting Away With Raping Employees (Literally)

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Al Franken offered the amendment because of a KBR employee, age 19, who was raped by a bunch of KBR workers in Iraq. After she was rescued, she was informed that she couldn't take KBR to court.

Bill Ritter, Latinos Hold Unity Press Conference In Wake Of Stephanie Villafuerte's Withdrawal

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

alk about some potentially awkward timing. The day after Stephanie Villafuerte withdrew her nomination as U.S. Attorney for Colorado, a group of forty...

The Constitution Doesn't Change With the Circumstances

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Just four years ago, Senate Republicans were loudly condemning the use of filibusters to block judicial nominees. As early as next week, those words will be put to the test.

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns Janet Napolitano That KSM Trial Decision Has Made Her "Mission More Difficult" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daphne Eviatar reports that in today's Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) fired a shot at Attorney Gene...

Jeff Sessions Requests Suspension Of Stephanie Villafuerte Nomination Process

The Denver Post | Karen E. Crummy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked that consideration of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination ...

Ryan Grim

Defense Department Opposed Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When thirty Republicans lined up against an amendment that would have required defense contractors to allow their employees access to U.S. courts in c...

Sam Stein

Sessions, Giuliani Backed Trying Moussaoui In Fed Court, Other GOPers Praised Outcome | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Addressing the Department of Justice's decision to try terrorist suspects in civilian court rather than a military tribunal, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala...

Is Now the Right Time for Immigration Reform? Chuck Schumer, the Sensenbrenner in Liberal's Clothes

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The Schumer mandate for the undocumented to register within a short period of time, or else be permanently barred from becoming U.S. residents, is a prime example of the law run amok.

Obama's Second Hundred Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our look back at Obama's second 100 days will begin with a short overview, and then move on to the categories: "the best of times," "the worst of times," and "the age of (media) foolishness."

Sotomayor and the Vulcan Standard

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Watching some members of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week was like a crash course in what I've often referred to as "self evasion of the mind."

Sessions To Vote Against Sotomayor

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says he'll vote against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Alabama Sen...

This Week in Blackness: "2009 is the New 1952"

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Elon James White

Bigotry and Racism in America: What Harvey Left Us

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

We need the past to inform us why we're the way we are. Without that we will never change. And without change our hatreds may eventually destroy us.

Sam Stein

Leahy To GOP: "Stop The Racial Politics" On Sotomayor | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The two top officials on the Senate Judiciary Committee left niceties at the door when they held a joint appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" Sund...

John King Should Ask Sen. Jefferson B. Sessions a Few Questions About Race (UPDATED)

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kaus

We have spent the past week listening to Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III condescend to Sonia Sotomayor. As Bill Maher said Friday, it was like the white male Republicans suspected the cleaning lady from their club of stealing something.

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.

Punching the Tar Baby

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

From the moment Judge Sotomayor was nominated to the court, the Right wing made it clear that they were going to play the only card left in the Republican deck -- the race card.