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by Mike Stark
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 09:02 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Dammit! All these nominees appointed using the 60(end filibuster rule) and then a 50+1 vote IIRC. Why the double standard between Nominee confirmations and bills Obama? Dammit...He is in the tank ...
by soms
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 02:01 PM PST with 3 Recommends
It seems for the past decade, a de facto 60-vote requirement has been created to get anything passed in the Senate. Combine this with parties that are coming to realize they have no incentive ...
by STPickrell
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 09:09 AM PST with 1 Recommend
The vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court will begin now, at 3:00 PM.
by Pragmaticus
Comment Count 93 comments on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 12:02 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
As announced by Sen. Al Franken, and by a vote of 68-31, Sonia Sotomayor has been confirmed as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Sotomayor will be the first ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 422 comments on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 12:14 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Did John McCain just signal he won't be seeking re-election in 2010? He may as well have.
by EntrWriter
Comment Count 69 comments on Mon Aug 03, 2009 at 02:12 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
By John Wilkes from Eyesonobama.com: With 17 painstakingly uncontroversial years on the federal bench, a lifetime of academic ...
by eyesonobama
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jul 22, 2009 at 12:31 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Im trying hard to get worked up about the sotomayor confirmation hearing. I really am. Sadly though i just cant. Dont get me wrong im very excited to see a latina woman appointed to the court and ...
by Liberal Youth
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 11:34 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
I've watched with cursory interest (sorry, foregone conclusion) the Sotomayor hearings. There is no way that the GOP can derail this nomination, the only fun comes watching Alabama bigot...errrr...
by EntrWriter
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
So the first day of "hearings" are complete, and we have learned, um - nothing. In fact we're likely to learn nothing during this entire process, unless maybe, just maybe - some of the committee ...
by ericcmack
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 05:56 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
According to Talking Points Memo , at today's Sotomayor ...
by ohdemvoter
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 01:49 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Update: George Lakoff, on May 30th, wrote a terrific analysis of what's at stake for progressives in the Sotomayor nomination -- ...
by LMacC
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 02:34 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Breaking on MSNBC, we have a date for the start of the confirmation hearings for Judge Sotomayor.
by turneresq
Comment Count 68 comments on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 09:24 AM PDT with 65 Recommends
I have to say, the way in which Republicans toss around the word "filibuster", you'd think they had much more representation in Congress than they do. Seems like every other hour you have some ...
by gtnoah
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Jun 02, 2009 at 10:11 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The nomination of Judge Sotomayor has pushed them over the edge. The faux outrage by the non-elected is almost deafening. They have become 5-year olds, throwing temper tantrums on TV, on twitter ...
by aboyer
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri May 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
By John Wilkes from Eyesonobama.com: Obama's choice to fill the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justive David ...
by eyesonobama
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed May 27, 2009 at 12:43 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Crossposted from Hillbilly Report. With the retirement of David Souter, President Obama gained the first opportunity for his ...
by RDemocrat
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue May 26, 2009 at 10:27 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
According to Think Progress , Harry Reid does not currently believe he has the votes to block a filibuster for Dawn ...
by kyeo
Comment Count 38 comments on Wed May 13, 2009 at 08:05 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
The republicans have so refined the [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/03/gop-begins-laying-out-cam_n_195317.html art of saying NO!] to virtually everything, regardless of its content, they're ...
by Detroit Mark
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun May 03, 2009 at 05:26 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Man, for those of us in hurricane alley, there was no better news than the Senate Homeland Security committee's unanimous vote endorsing Craig Fugate as head of the Federal Emergency Management ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat May 02, 2009 at 06:46 AM PDT with 45 Recommends