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The Swampby David G. Savage A few weeks after President Nixon selected G. Harrold Carswell for the Supreme Court, the White House learned, via newspaper stories, that the Florida judge had given speeches endorsing racial segregation and had worked to keep......
Tags: George W. Bush, Florida, Racism, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush
The Swampby Mark Silva Here's a new variation on the Washington revolving door: Anita Dunn, the White Communications director, is leaving the White House. And Dunn's husband, Bob Bauer, is moving in as White House counsel. It was one of Washington's......
The Swampby Mark Silva Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Sonia Sotomayor: "Winners." So say a majority of Americans asked to assess the political winners of 2009 - with the first lady leading the list. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed by the......
The Swampby Mark Silva The economy was the big story of 2009. That and health care. From the start of the year, Americans have paid close attention to both an unfolding economic crisis, the Pew Research Center has found in a......
The Swampby Mark Silva What a year. Nearly one year ago, George W. Bush concluded his presidency with an average public-approval rating of 49 percent in the Gallup Polls - 34 percent in the final temperature taken of the outgoing administration.......
The Swampby David Savage and updated at 12:40 pm EDT The Supreme Court gave its approval Wednesday to displaying a Christian cross on public land to honor fallen soldiers, saying the Constitution "does not require the eradication of all religious symbols......
The Swampby Michael Muskal Sen. Orrin Hatch, a key Republican on judicial issues, announced Friday that he will vote against the confirmation of Elena Kagan to sit on the Supreme Court. Hatch, of Utah, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee,......
Tags: Orrin Hatch, Elections, Utah, Politics, Justice System
The Swamp(UPDATE: The panel has now formally approved the Kagan nomination, sending it to the full Senate. David Savage's full report available here.) by Mike Memoli Again breaking with his party on a Supreme Court vote, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) announced........
The Swampby Mike Memoli One of the few uncertainties lingering before this evening's vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court was how Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) would vote. The Bay State senator announced his decision a short time ago:......
Spin CycleFor whatever reason, high-profile appointment processes often do not go well for the first supposed "front runner." Either way, with the retirement of Judge Souter from the high court, there has been a lot of hometown boosterism for jurist......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama reached out by telephone today to a couple of senators with seats on the Judiciary Committee who will consider his nominee for the Supreme Court. "Following through on his commitment to reach out to......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Carlos Moreno, a California State Supreme Court Justice, has emerged as one of several leading candidates to replace retiring Justice David Souter, according to The Atlantic and the Associated Press, with TheAtlantic.com citing...
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