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  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference announcing the indictment of six more New Orleans Police officers in the Danziger Bridge shooting and cover-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, is seen at right. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, Michael DeMocker)

    EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers

    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.


  • U.S. Army soldiers from the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, climb over a mud wall during a patrol towards COB Nolan, in the volatile Arghandab Valley, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    EDITORIAL: Waiving the military's star-spangled rights

    About four brigades' worth of American military personnel lost the right to have their votes count in the 2008 elections.


  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, seen here in 1967, retired in 1991 and died two years later. (Associated Press)

    Late justice's legacy plays out at Kagan hearings

    Dead nearly two decades, the late Justice Thurgood Marshall looms improbably over Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, a resurrection in liberal robes courtesy of Republicans eager to cast President Obama's selection as a judicial activist-in-waiting.


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BUCKING THE SYSTEM: South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint seeks some new allies in the Senate.

    DeMint expands clout all the way to Utah

    South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint has bet on the right horse in an impressive string of Senate primary contests this year, but the freshman Republican's biggest challenge will likely be how he and his band of conservative outsiders fit into the GOP establishment.


  • Texas Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' campaign chairman who recruited Florida Gov. Charlie Crist into that state's Senate race, says if Mr. Crist does run as an independent he will be asked to refund many campaign contributions (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Cornyn: Crist shows D.C. can't pick winners

    Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate Republicans' campaign chairman who recruited Florida Gov. Charlie Crist into that state's Senate race, said Thursday Mr. Crist's fall shows the danger of Washington politicians trying to pick winners and losers in the midst of anti-Washington sentiment.


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President Obama chats with Jay Leno during a taping of "The Tonight Show" at NBC studios in Burbank, Calif. Back in Washington, Republican senators contrasted the appearance with the economic crisis and anger over AIG bonuses.

    Aides attempt to cover for Obama

    To hear his camp tell it, President Obama has been in the dark about at least two issues that broiled into controversies this week. Republicans are jumping at the chance to cast doubts about the White House's operations.


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Thalia Mendoza poses with cardboard images of Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain at the convention of the National Council of La Raza, a large Hispanic rights group that is hosting speeches by both presidential candidates this week in San Diego.

    Obama: Hispanics are critical to election

    Sen. Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome Sunday from the nation's largest Hispanic rights group, telling them they are the critical swing group in November's presidential election and promising a renewed effort to pass an immigration bill during his first year in office.


  • Bush asked to commute border agents' sentences

    Sens. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and John Cornyn, Texas Republican, who held hearings this week questioning the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect, yesterday asked President Bush to commute the agents' sentences.


  • Bush asked to commute border agents' sentences

    Sens. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, and John Cornyn, Texas Republican, who held hearings this week questioning the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot a fleeing drug-smuggling suspect, yesterday asked President Bush to commute the agents' sentences.


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