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Obama Sotomayor

Ode to the Purple Senator: Lindsey Graham, Republican, South Carolina

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Mr. Graham is truly a rare politician: someone who can maintain his conservative principles but still reach across the aisle to find common ground, even, at times, with liberals like me.

Sonia and the Supremes

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Healy

Given the alignment of stars in Sotomayor's strive for the Supremes, her sterling resume made confirmation all but inevitable.

Sam Stein

Obama Confident That Sotomayor Will Be Confirmed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is confident that Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be confirmed, after two days of rigorous questioning in which the Supreme Court nominee o...

Frank Ricci: All You Need To Know (PHOTOS, INFO, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans have announced that they plan to call on Frank Ricci, the white firefighter whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Supreme Cou...

GOP Senators Get Ready To Speak Out On Sotomayor

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans started focusing their critique of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, readying a series of speeches to illustrate conservative ...

Sotomayor Fractures Ankle At New York Airport (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble, then boarded her flight as scheduled and ma...

Why Sotomayor's Confirmation Debate Is the D.C. Equivalent of Rock of Love

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Listening to conservatives play the race card in attacking the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, I've been marveling at just how self-destructive they've become. Republicans have to know how bad this is for their party

Despite Sotomayor Nomination, Latino Academic Gap Still Huge

Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carola Suarez-Orozco

Latinos have the highest high school dropout rates and the lowest college attendance rates of all racial/ethnic groups, making Judge Sotomayor's biography all the more inspiring.

Laura Dean

A Break For Obama: Social Conservatives Hang Back On Sotomayor | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No one expected President Barack Obama to win over religious or cultural conservatives with his choice for the Supreme Court. But in the hours that fo...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 26, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

OMG, Sotomayor! Crazy, right? But first, here's an update on your Roland Burris/disputed heroism news. Over the weekend, we received an email from ...

Sam Stein

"Where Policy Is Made": Sotomayor's Court Comment Explained | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ubiquitous conservative attack on Judge Sonia Sotomayor stems from a statement she made at a conference at Duke University Law School in 2005, in ...

Jason Linkins

Sonia Sotomayor Battle Lines: Firefighters And Baseball | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Well, here's the first salvo in your Sonia Sotomayor Talking Points Battle. On the one hand: FIREFIGHTERS! Specifically the firefighters of New Have...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor's Baseball Ruling: Conservatives Go To Bat | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was destined to come to this. The initial salvos in the Supreme Court confirmation battle for Sonia Sotomayor are being played out on fairly tradi...

Sotomayor Video: Obama Introduces Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama announced Tuesday morning that federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy. Praising he...

The Politics of Sotomayor

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

As the Republican leadership gears up for the confirmation, they may be walking squarely into another political trap, carefully designed by the president.

Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Court Vet: President Settled On Sotomayor Monday Night | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a thorough vetting process that drew down the number of potential Supreme Court nominees to four, President Barack Obama ultimately settled ...

Sam Stein

Sotomayor's Medical History Sparks Wider Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With President Obama's Supreme Court choice expected within weeks, the vetting process for prospective candidates has grown more intense. Judicial rul...