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Before SCOTUS Blockade, GOP Senator Wanted Obama To Hurry Up And Fill Federal Vacancies

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) won’t help to advance President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. He’s been pretty blunt about want...

GOP Congressman: 'I've Never Thought' It Was A Good Idea To Block Obama's SCOTUS Pick

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another Republican lawmaker is breaking from his party and urging the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. ...

GOP Senator: If We Lose In November, We Should Confirm Merrick Garland

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November, Republicans should hurry up and confirm P...

Ted Cruz Is Fine With Holding SCOTUS Seat Open For Clinton Or Trump To Fill

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after dropping out of a bitter presidential primary against GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) still thinks the ...

GOP Senate Candidate Says Obama’s Supreme Court Pick Deserves A Vote

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), who's vying for a Senate seat in November, broke from his party's messaging on Monday night and said Republic...

So Much For 'Letting The People Decide' The Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American people have spoken. A majority of them now say they want the Senate to vote this year on President Barack Obama's Supreme C...

Conservative GOP Senator Says Obama's Supreme Court Pick Deserves A Hearing

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) said Thursday that he thinks President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee should get a hearing -- the late...

Former Iowa Officials Wonder What Happened To The Chuck Grassley They Knew

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is best known in Washington these days as the Judiciary Committee chairman refusing to give a hearing to Pr...

Al Franken Compares GOP's Supreme Court Arguments To An 'SNL' Sketch

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) tore into Republicans on Thursday for their contradictory positions on blocking President Barack Obama's Supre...

Panic Has A Way Of Softening 2016 Republicans On Obama's Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most Republicans blocking President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee cite various principles for the obstruction, but there may be a...

Mitch McConnell: Nope, We Still Won't Consider Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama finally announced Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court pick on Wednesday. But nothing changed on Capitol Hill, wh...

President Obama To Announce Supreme Court Nominee Today

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court at 11 am Eastern time on Wednesday, the White House said in an early morning em...

Donald Trump's Calls For Violence Spill Into Supreme Court Fight

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Donald Trump world of politics -- where protesters at his events are shoved, beaten, sucker-punched, dragged out and kicked, as Trum...

President Obama's "Trump Card" in the Upcoming Supreme Court Nomination Battle

Matthew A. Baum | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
Matthew A. Baum

Largely unnoticed amidst the public hand wringing by Republican Party insiders following Donald Trump's string of Super Tuesday primary victories are ...

Obama Should Nominate A Woman Of Color For Supreme Court, Says Progressive Group

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive group is calling on President Barack Obama to nominate a woman of color to the Supreme Court, which currently includes jus...

The Senate Could Honor Scalia By Replacing Him. It Passed A Pointless Resolution Instead

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to pass a resolution honoring the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, even as dozens of the...

Obama In His Own Words: How He'll Fill Scalia's Seat

SCOTUS Blog | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

The Constitution vests in the President the power to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. It’s a duty that I take seriously, and one that I will ful...

GOP Senator Says He Has A Duty To Consider Obama's Supreme Court Pick

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), one of the most at-risk GOP incumbents this cycle, has broken with his party and said he's open to considering ...

Republicans Say Their Supreme Court Obstruction Is For The Good Of The Nominee

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have a new talking point for why they refuse to move forward on any Supreme Court nominee this year: They are doing it for t...

Black Lawmakers Say GOP Supreme Court Obstruction Is Racist

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the backlash President Barack Obama currently faces around n...

Obama's Possible Paths To A Supreme Court Nomination

The New York Times | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia immediately prompted lofty-sounding pronouncements from leaders of both parties....

GOP Senator Warns Against Party's 'Obstructionist' Supreme Court Strategy

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A GOP senator on the judiciary committee warned that Republicans risk looking "obstructionist" if they refuse to even consider a potenti...

Obama Starts Work To Pick Supreme Court Justice Amid Political 'Bluster'

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has held preliminary discussions with his team about whom to nominate to the Supre...

Obama To Nominate Supreme Court Justice When Senate Returns: White House

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will not rush through a Supreme Court choice to replace Justice Antonin Scalia this week but ...

Marco Rubio Says He Wouldn't Nominate A Supreme Court Justice As A Lame-Duck President

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is elected president in November, remember this Sunday as the day he said he wouldn't try to get the Senate...