Senator Robert Byrd (D) of West Virginia, tips his hat for reporters as he arrives at the Capitol in Washington, in this February 26, 2009 file photo. Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress, died early June 28. Byrd, a Democrat, held his seat for more than 50 years, including six years as Senate majority leader. At the time of his death, he was third in line to the presidency.
The Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begin Monday. Here is a primer on how a deeply partisan Senate might challenge her.
Elena Kagan breaks weeks of public silence Monday when she faces a Senate panel on her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Elena Kagan, Supreme Court nominee, said she 'abhorred' the Pentagon's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy banning gays from serving openly. In her confirmation hearings, critics will focus on her efforts to limit military recruiting at Harvard.
Elena Kagan, if confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, would shift the balance dramatically – with three women and a Jewish-Catholic bloc. So would the high court look like We the People?
Elena Kagan was the first woman solicitor general – the government’s top lawyer at the Supreme Court. Former solicitors general have written a letter endorsing the Supreme Court nominee.
Deans of 68 major law schools endorsed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Her experience heading the Harvard Law School prepared her to decide some of the country’s toughest issues, they say.
Army Spc. Bradley Manning has been arrested in connection with the April release of classified footage of a US helicopter mistakenly shooting Iraqi civilians to website WikiLeaks.
The White House backed Rep. Joe Sestak's opponent in the Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania. The GOP wants to know whether it offered Mr. Sestak a job to drop out of the race.
In a video the White House released this week, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan shows some of her personality in front of a group of students, prior to her first case argued as Solicitor General before the US Supreme Court.