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Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Irked By Crying Child: "Enough With The Histrionics" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee had a hearing on the Uniting American Families Act, a bill that will "amend the Immigration and Nationality A...

Jeff Sessions Annoyed By Crying Child At Hearing

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committe held the first-ever hearing on the Uniting American Families Act, which would equalize the status of foreign-...

Senator Sessions, Judge Sotomayor, And Racism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the hoopla over Judge Sonia Sotomayor being nominated to the Supreme Court, there is one interesting side story that the media is largely ignor...

Sam Stein

Sessions On Alito: We "Don't Have To Read Everything He's Written" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the leading Republican voice on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions is insisting that Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supr...

Will the Fight Over Gay Marriage Be the End of Right vs. Left Thinking?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Not that long ago, gay marriage was a dependable wedge issue Republicans could use to keep its base in line. But now that wedge is clearly splintering.

Mitch McConnell Refuses To Condemn "Racist" Accusations

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, refused on Sunday to condemn controversial comments made by Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh call...

Ryan Grim

Top Republican Has Effusive Praise For Sotomayor (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, let his Republican counterpart do the heavy lifting o...

William Smith, GOP Chief Counsel, Links Gay Marriage To Pedophilia

Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new chief Republican counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote a blog post last month in which he linked same-sex marriage to pedophilia, a...

Sam Stein

Sessions: Obama's Court Nominees No Longer Get "Powerful Deference" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rationale is gradually being put in place for Republicans to mount a filibuster of Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. On Sunday, the ranking m...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Next week, Adam and Kris duke it out to see who will be the next American Idol. This week, Republicans duked it out to see who would be the next American Idiot. Sen. Jeff Sessions argued for keeping Guantanamo open by pointing to the "tropical breezes blowing through" the prison. Rep. Pete Sessions claimed President Obama is intentionally driving up unemployment and diminishing stock prices to "inflict damage and hardship on the free enterprise system." And Kim Hendren, a Republican Senate candidate from Arkansas, referred to Chuck Schumer at a campaign event as "that Jew," then dug himself deeper: "I was attempting to explain that unlike Sen. Schumer, I believe in traditional values, like we used to see on The Andy Griffith Show." I guessed he missed the episode about Goober's bar mitzvah. The Grand Oy Party.

Jeff Sessions Cites "Tropical Breezes" As Reason To Keep Guantanamo Open

Washington Post | Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) today defended the continued detention of al-Qaeda prisoners at the military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, calling it ...

What Can We Expect Now that Sessions Leads Republicans on Judges?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Who is Senator Sessions? He's has been an outspoken opponent of the Voting Rights Act, immigration reform, embryonic stem cell research, and a woman's right to choose.

Obama's Supreme Pick: No Drama, No Bomber

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

when Republicans actually come face-to-face, or even voice-to-voice, with the actual Obama, they can't help but be reassured -- or is it disappointed? -- that he's not the bogeyman they've made him out to be.

Jason Linkins

Sessions: Gay Supreme Court Nominee "Would Be A Big Concern" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday morning, Jeff Sessions made news after he appeared on Morning Joe and said, of the pending SCOTUS nomination, "I don't think a person who ac...

Sam Stein

Sessions Called Incendiary On Immigration, Linked To White Nationalist: Report | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since becoming the top ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions' record has been almost solely analyzed for tealeaves on ho...

What in the World is Jeff Sessions Talking About?

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The issue is whether American judges may look for guidance in how judges in other countries with similar legal systems have resolved similar disputes.

Focus On The Family: We Don't Oppose Gay Supreme Court Nominee

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a move that will surprise gay activists and liberals, a spokesperson for Focus on the Family, a top religious right group, tells me that his organi...

Sam Stein

Sessions: I Could Support Pro-Choice Or Gay Supreme Court Nominee (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social conservatives were likely none-to-pleased on Wednesday, when the new ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, said that...

Sessions: SCOTUS Filibuster Should Be Rare, Obama Not Nominating "Bomb Thrower"

AP | BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says he's inclined against trying to use a filibuster to block President Barac...

Jeff Sessions Demanded Up-Or-Down Vote On Alito

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), now the Republican with the most power to delay President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, decried filibusters during the ...

Sam Stein

Grassley, Kyl, Sessions Could Take Specter's Powerful Judiciary Committee Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the key, as yet undetermined factors in whether Barack Obama will get his Supreme Court pick seated is which Republican will take over as ranki...

GOP Senator Previews Attacks On Obama DOJ Nominees

Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid lopsided support Monday for Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., one Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee had some pointed criticism ...

Sam Stein

Eric Holder Nomination: GOP Casts Wide Net To Derail | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are casting a wide net in their efforts to dredge up information that could be damaging to the candidacy of Eric Holder as Attorney...

2008 Alabama Senate General Election:
Sessions (R-i) vs Figures (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AL-Sen: Sessions vs Figures

GOP Senators Call For Inquiry Into Iran National Intelligence Estimate

Washington Post | Robin Wright and Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are planning to call for a congressional commission to investigate the conclusions of the new National Intelligence Estimate on Ira...