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Gridlock In The Senate, Progress In The House

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening...

Obstructed Nominee Confirmed In Senate Talkathon

AP | ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbe...

Post-'Nuclear' Senate To Vote On Another Obama Nominee

Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to propel another one of President Barack Obama's court picks through th...

Nuking Obstruction: This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Nan Aron | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Democrats needed to act, and they did. The threshold for ending debate is now a simple majority and not a super-majority. It was an astonishing and historic moment.

Senate to D.C. Circuit Nominees: It's Not You, It's Me

Peg Perl | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Peg Perl

By nominating individuals to fill seats already vacant on that court, President Obama (like President Bush before him who had four nominees confirmed to fill vacant seats on the D.C. Circuit) is merely fulfilling his constitutional duty.

Warren Condemns Senate Republicans For Blocking Obama Nominee

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to condemn her Republican colleagues for blocking Nina Pillard's nomination to the ...

They Tried to Break the Federal Government. Now They're Going After the Courts.

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The same party that shut down the government in an attempt to nullify a duly-enacted law that it does not like is now trying to prevent a twice-elected president from filling vacancies on an important court -- a duty entrusted to him by the Constitution.

Senate Republicans Block Obama Nominee

Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Inches Closer To Major Battle Over Obama's Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is inching closer to a knock-down, drag-out fight over confirming nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ...

Confirm Nina Pillard

Sen. Mazie Hirono | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sen. Mazie Hirono

Only five women have served as judges on the D.C. Circuit Court in its entire 120-year history. With the D.C. Circuit widely considered to be one of the most important courts in our nation, it's not only troubling but shameful to see female perspectives so underrepresented.

GOP's Double Standard on Judges: Rape Jokes OK. Women's Equality a Deal-Breaker

Drew Courtney | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Drew Courtney

Today, when not a single Republican senator supported the nomination of Nina Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the GOP sent a very clear message: If you're a woman who has pushed for women to be treated equally, you're unfit for the federal bench.

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Tries To Trick Obama Nominee Into Bashing Other Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tried to get D.C. Circuit court nominee Robert Wilkins to criticize statements made by another of President...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Wrongly Accuse Obama Of Court-Packing -- Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may not be factually accurate, but some Republican senators just can't resist accusing President Barack Obama of "court-packing" as h...