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Senate Confirmation Process

Senate Passes Measure To Speed Confirmation Process

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate is taking the rare step of curbing its own power. A measure approved 79-20 Wednesday and sent to the House would cross ...

Senate Moves To Free Presidential Appointees Held Hostage By Confirmation Process

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Many would-be federal office holders would be freed from nomination limbo with legislation to exempt some 200 presidential appointe...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Poised To Take On Judicial Vacancy 'Crisis' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an incredibly rare public appearance in February, White House counsel Bob Bauer warned that the political standoff over judicial nomi...

Top Senators Seek Deal On Rules For Presidential Nominations

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior senators are negotiating to reduce the 1,400 presidential appointments subject to time-consuming Senate confirmation, hoping...