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Chief Justice Roberts Warns Against Politicized Confirmation Hearings

AP | ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said he is troubled by the increasingly politicized nature of the Senate judicial ...

Baby Steps

Matthew Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Owen

The day after the inauguration, in the U.S. and abroad, we were like new parents, mouth agape, filled with awe, hope and excitement.

Biden Apologizes To John Roberts For Joke About His Oath Flub

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An aide to Vice President Joe Biden tells CNN he called Chief Justice John Roberts last week to apologize for a light-hearted remark he made over the ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Some post-Inauguration predictions: Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma will refuse all future cold-weather bookings. Aretha Franklin will now be known as "The Queen of Soul...and Funky Hats." Rev. Lowery will be invited to throw out the first pitch at the home openers of the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. Jacques Chirac will not be renting Cujo anytime soon. George Bush will not be on Scooter Libby's Christmas card list this year. In the Dick-Cheney-in-a-wheelchair-movie-reference-derby, "Mr. Potter" will beat out "Ernst Stavro Blofeld." The swearing in will not be the last time President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts are not on the same page.

Oath and Variations

Lisa and Michael Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa and Michael Littman

It is interesting to note that different justices and presidents have staged their breaks at different points in the oath.

Obama Retakes Oath Of Office In The White House

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts deliv...

Chief Justice Roberts? Really?

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Roberts posed, "So help you God?'' as if he were interrogating Obama about whether he does believe in God.

Biden Takes Dig At Roberts Over Oath Flub (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden made a joke Wednesday at the expense of Chief Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who flubbed his lines while swearing in Pre...

Should Obama Retake The Oath?

San Fransico Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several constitutional lawyers said President Obama should, just to be safe, retake the oath of office that was flubbed by Chief Justice John Roberts.... Still Celebrating the Online Inauguration

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Two of our hosts, Ted and Maegan, were in Washington DC for the festivities and they offer their own personal perspectives from the ground.

Impeach John Roberts

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

John Roberts bungled the presidential oath of office to such an extent that Obama might need to do it again, at least in private, to ensure the legality of his inauguration.

John Roberts Can Has Cheezburger?

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

We can't talk about what happened today without conceding that there's at least something to Great Man Theory. But I'm not talking about Obama -- I'm talking about Bush.

An Entirely Different Inauguration Day

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Eight years ago, the country was experiencing an entirely different sort of Inauguration Day. On January 20, 2001, people were outraged.

Obama's Request: Add "So Help Me God" To Oath

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has requested that the words "so help me God" be added to the end of the oath of office to be administered by Chief Justi...

Obama Sends Biden on 'Special Mission' to Antarctica

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

The president was vague about what the mission to Antarctica would entail, but he did indicate that it could take "up to four years."

If Democracy Is Denied

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

The sheer momentum of the Obama-Biden ticket has triggered frantic and massive Republican vote-rigging operations in key battleground states designed ...

Business Rulings and the Supreme Court

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

by Chisun Lee, ProPublica The next president likely will fill one or more Supreme Court vacancies. That Roe v. Wade "hangs in the balance," as Sen. B...

Liveblog! What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas, Except For All The Media Attention

John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Neffinger, Glynnis MacNicol, and Rachel Sklar

Vegas baby — woooo! The elbows come out, the claws are bared, and turns out nobody really knows about that driver's license thing. Plus, Edwards? Maybe not the most cuddly running mate for Hillary.

Joe's Big Problem

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Even after intense weeks of charm-school and flash cards sessions, Palin can't go with Biden fact for fact -- on anything. She can't out-debate a guy who plays in the majors. That is his biggest advantage and his biggest problem.

Hillary's Supporters and the Supreme Court

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The current makeup of the Supreme Court renders it the most conservative group of justices in living memory. Should this matter to the supporters of Hillary Clinton? You bet it should.

"The Obama V.P. Drama!" How The Whole Veep Text Message Thing Drove CNN Quietly Insane

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Okay this is VERY funny: Our sister-site, 23/6, pulled together a montage of CNN trying desperately to report something — anything! — new ...

Anthrax Scientist's Brother On CNN: "He Can Go To Hell" (VIDEO)

Gawker | Ryan Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gawker has footage of the brother of Bruce Ivins, the suspected anthrax mailer, on CNN's American Morning. Ivins is surly throughout the entire inter...

CNN Anchor Slams Impeachment as "Kabuki Theatre"

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

It seemed that most of the clearly biased shows on cable news had been publicly outed as such, but viewers learned there was yet another conservative Republican show:Election Center with Campbell Brown.

CNN's John Roberts In Thanksgiving Bike Accident — Saved By Helmet!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN's John Roberts had a rough Thanksgiving — but it could have been a lot rougher if he hadn't been wearing a helmet. Roberts, an avid cyclis...

Breaking: John Roberts' Neck (No, Seriously!)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Remember how John Roberts was in a bicycle accident on Thanksgiving wherein a car cut him off, forcing him to swerve and collide with a jogger, result...