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Obama Confirmations

A Hearing to Define "Mainstream" Judicial Views

Thomas Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Goldstein

The decades-long controversy over how broadly to read the Constitution's liberties will not be settled in today's hearing. But Goodwin Liu's fate before the Senate could render the debate practically moot.

Dawn Johnsen Nomination Sent Back To White House For 'Reconsideration'

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If passing health-care reform was the Senate's Christmas present to President Obama, then the confirmation of more than 30 of his nominees might as we...

Sharon Lubinski: Senate Confirms First Openly Gay US Marshal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis assistant police Chief Sharon Lubinski has become the first openly gay U.S. marshal. The U.S. Senate confirmed the Gr...

Obama Nominees Still Being Stalled By Republicans

The New York Times | Helene Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Almost every day, the news releases go up on the White House Web site and go out to reporters: "President Obama announces more key administration post...

TSA Without Leader Thanks To Jim DeMint

McClatchy Newspapers | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day would be all-consuming for the administrator of the Transport...