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The Problem With Elena Kagan Is Barack Obama

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Elena Kagan -- safe, no record, never challenged power in any meaningful way, never stood up for progressive ideology, beloved by the establishment in Washington -- the perfect Obama candidate. I'm tired of it.

Elena Kagan: TIMELINE Of The Nomination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below, a White House statement on the timing of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. * * * * * "Since Justice Stevens announced his re...

Elena Kagan REACTIONS: First Thoughts On Supreme Court Nominee

Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first reactions to Elena Kagan being nominated for Supreme Court justice are streaming in now that President Barack Obama has formally announced h...

Will Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Experience Sexist Attacks?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I would bet dollars to donuts that Kagan will be raked over the coals and accused of lacking experience -- simply because she's a woman.

Elena Kagan Tapped For Supreme Court (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same ...

Senate Opens Debate On Sotomayor For Supreme Court

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate held a history-making debate Tuesday on confirming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as the first Hispanic justice, ...

NRA Threatens On Sotomayor Vote: No One Listens

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association's threat to punish senators who vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been met with a s...

Sotomayor Confirmation: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes: WATCH LIVE

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will convene to vote on the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is expect...

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 4

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the fourth day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Our full ...

Sotomayor Hearings (VIDEO, UPDATES): Day 3

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor appeared Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Our full ...

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...

Most Americans Want Sotomayor On Court

Washington Post | Jon Cohen and Robert Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A sizable majority of Americans want the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and most call her "about right" ideologically, accor...

GOP Senators Now Questioning Sotomayor's Commitment To Constitution

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new narrative ahead of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, questioning her commitment...

That 'Latina Woman'

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-05-29-shaw_sotomayor.jpgPairing an almost eight-year-old quote with a photo fished from the file, you see how the media can suggest Sotomayor as someone angry, bitter -- even "racist."

That's All You Got? The Attacks on Sotomayor Come Across as Desperate

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

In the spirit of bipartisanship, I offer the following: Drop the lame attacks on Sonia Sotomayor, because they're not going to work.

WATCH: "Is Sotomayor Smart Enough?" Attack Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Maybe the problem is that most right wingers don't know what summa cum laude means. Most likely, they're just desperately making stuff up to try to stop an extremely qualified nominee.

Republicans Get All F*cked Up Over Opposing First Hispanic Supreme Court Choice

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

The artist formerly known as the Republican Senator Arlen Specter said that as a hermaphrodemocratite, if he opposed Sotomayor his head would explode.

More RNC Talking Points on Sotomayor Nomination Leaked

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Obama Names Supreme Court Nominee: Sonia Sotomayor

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Reaching for history, President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justic...

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...

Jason Linkins

Supreme Court Picks: Readers Speak Up | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If I had to boil down popular sentiment into a per curiam opinion, LOTS OF YOU want to drag Al Gore away from his family and environmental work back into public life as a Supreme Court Justice.

A Supreme Court Justice Can be Fat and Fit

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

I can't speak for whether our Supreme Court candidates are fat and fit or not. But I can tell you not to judge a book (or a judge) by its cover.

Leah Ward Sears' Court Chances Complicated By Clarence Thomas Bond

Washington Post | Krissah Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day in the early 1990s, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas telephoned Leah Ward Sears to introduce himself. She was a rising star in Georgia's ...

Sam Stein

Hatch: Kagan And Sotomayor Would Present "Real Dilemma" To Oppose | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top Republican Senator on the Judiciary committee suggested on Thursday that two of the people widely believed to be under consideration for a Supre...

White House: No Supreme Court Nominee Next Week

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama's announcement of a Supreme Court nominee is not imminent. Presidential spokesman Robe...