Elena Kagan is as guarded as any other Supreme Court nominee about her views on specific cases. But she is winning over senators anyway – by drawing giggles, laughs and even some outright guffaws from the lawmakers.
Nikki Haley, an Indian-American woman, and Tim Scott, a black man, look positioned to win their respective races Tuesday in GOP runoffs in South Carolina. Their rise is a window into a changing state.
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, considered a vulnerable incumbent, moves on to the general election. GOP women prevail in primaries in California, South Carolina, and Nevada.
Lincoln is in a runoff against Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who is being supported by labor unions and liberal groups.
Beset by problems at home and abroad Obama has come across as clinical in his response to the Gulf oil spill. But if Obama is to fulfill his bright promise of "change," failed policies should be revised. Heads should roll.
Incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a runoff in the Arkansas Democratic primary Tuesday. As a centrist, she has angered many Democrats, and women could be a key voting bloc.
Democrat Andrew Romanoff said that the White House approached hime about a possible administratio job to discourage him from running for a Senate seat.
The GOP isn't buying the White House assertion that it offered Rep. Joe Sestak only an unpaid position on an advisory board if he'd drop his effort to unseat Pennsylvania's Sen. Arlen Specter.