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Obama Court Nominee Focus of Brewing Partisan Battle
Goodwin Liu, Who Would Be Only Second Asian-American on Appeals Court, Faces Key Senate Vote
The Forecast Was Right: Congress Stuck In Gridlock
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe (@JaffeMatt) reports: In the build-up to last November’s mid-term elections, some political analysts wondered if a divided Congress would prove to be a recipe for gridlock. They were right. Five months into the 112th Congress, lawmakers...
Senate rejects Obama judicial nominee
The Senate on Thursday blocked the judicial nomination of Goodwin Liu, a prolific scholar who would have become the only Asian-American judge on the federal appeals court that covers California and eight other Western states. The action on a 52-43 vote — eight votes short of the 60 necessary to cut
Sen. Cardin: ‘Up-or-Down Votes’ for Judicial Nominees ‘in Most Cases’
ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: President Obama saw one of his appointees for a federal judgeship rejected by the Senate for the first time today, the victim of a Republican-led filibuster where the talking points about up-or-down votes for judicial...
In First Judicial Setback For Obama, Liu Nomination Blocked by Senate Republicans' Filibuster
ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe reports: Senate Republicans today blocked the nomination of California-Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the first time one of President Obama’s judicial nominees has gone down to defeat. Liu needed...
The Note's Must-Reads for Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Note's Must-Reads are a round-up of today's political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants Jayce Henderson,...
Sen. Jeff Sessions: Collapse of ‘Gang of Six’ Means Senate Can Focus on Budget
ABC News' Rick Klein reports: The apparent collapse of the bipartisan "Gang of Six" senators engaged in deficit talks has actually brought relief to some senators on the outside of those talks. On ABC’s “Top Line” today, Sen. Jeff Sessions,...
Kagan: White House Called a Month Before Stevens Announced Retirement
Nearly a month before Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement from the Supreme Court , White House Counsel Bob Bauer called Solicitor General Elena Kagan to tell her that the president wished to consider her for a possible Supreme Court vacancy. Kagan told Congress today in her responses
Slick Drives: Oil spill makes messy politics stickier
Where can we drive this car, anyway? There’s a bumpy back road ahead for Sen. Arlen Specter, who’s already taken the fork available to him.