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  • Sen. Tim Scott declines to promise to support Silvia Burwell for health secretary

    Sen. Tim Scott declined to say that he will vote to confirm President Obama's nominee for health secretary Sunday morning, instead hinting that Republican senators will use the confirmation process to get the White House to clarify Obamacare sign-up numbers and other politically sensitive...

  • Finally, one Obama radical bites the dust

    This week, the Senate, by a slim margin assured by opportunist Democrats up for re-election, rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, another radical Obama nominee, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The feckless Democratic senators who broke ranks with his royalness...

  • Senate rejection of Debo Adegbile raises broader questions about lawyers and clients

    Should a lawyer be disqualified from public service for representing a client like a cop killer? The question arises after the Senate rejected President Obama's candidate to be the government's chief civil rights attorney.

  • Senate rejects Obama Justice Department nominee

    The Senate on Wednesday rejected President Obama's controversial pick to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, as seven Democrats bucked their party's leadership and joined Republicans in opposing the nomination of Debo Adegbile. A procedural vote to advance Adegbile's...

  • Obama: Senate's failure to confirm DOJ nominee is a 'travesty'

    President Obama on Wednesday called it a “travesty” that the Senate had failed to confirm Debo Adegbile, his nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. “The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is...

  • Seven Senate Dems join Republicans to sink controversial Justice Department nominee

    Seven Democrats joined Senate Republicans to block the nomination of a Senate Judiciary Committee staffer and civil rights lawyer whom President Obama had selected to run the Justice Department's civil rights division. Vice President Joe Biden was on hand to cast a tie-breaking vote in favor...

  • Dems turn on Obama nominee; president loses big vote in Senate

    Senate Democrats killed the filibuster for nominations because they wanted to be able to confirm the president's choices for top administration positions even if Republicans were united in opposition. From now on, Democrats ruled, nominations would be confirmed by a simple majority vote. With 55...



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