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Republican Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah says he'll oppose Solicitor General Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.
When the Senate returns from the July 4 recess to begin the final debate on the 2,323-page financial regulation bill, it should drop the pretense that the bill's enactment would bring the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to an early end. The conference report terminates none of the unpopular bailout schemes. Instead, it serves as a showcase of the typical Washington budgetary shenanigans that end up fleecing taxpayers in the end.
Sen. Robert C. Byrd made one final visit Thursday to the institution he served and loved for more than half a century, as his body lay in repose in the Senate chamber while lawmakers, friends and admirers paid their last respects.
The Senate opened its doors for a final time Thursday for Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginian of humble origins who became a Senate fixture for nearly a quarter of the nation's history.
The National Rifle Association on Thursday publicly opposed the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, telling senators their votes could impact whether the powerful gun rights' lobby endorses them for re-election.
The Republicans have failed - once again. The Senate confirmation hearings on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court have been a farce. Republican senators refused to challenge thoroughly and aggressively Ms. Kagan's transnational, leftist agenda. Instead, they hardly laid a glove on her.
The National Rifle Association on Thursday announced it will oppose the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, telling senators their votes could affect whether the powerful gun rights' lobby endorses them for re-election.
With their ranks infused with antiwar sentiment, Democrats controlling the House were struggling Thursday for a way to finance President Obama's Afghanistan troop surge and also salvage their dwindling jobs agenda.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Gen. David Petraeus as the new commander of the Afghanistan war, and President Obama swiftly issued a statement saying Petraeus had his "full confidence."