Because Obama has avoided engaging the empathy debate, Republicans tried to use Kagan's mentor and former US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as a way to taint Kagan's reputation.
07/08/2010 01:32 pm
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan deftly handled her second day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee and appears headed for confirmation.
06/30/2010 08:05 pm
Republicans still haven't gotten over the Democratic filibuster of President Bush's associate solicitor general, who was nominated for a federal judgeship in 2001. Now, in the Elena Kagan hearings, they're trying to take the high road.
06/29/2010 09:57 am
NBA draft resulted in an immediate impact player, John Wall of Kentucky, going to the Wizards. After that, most teams drafted projects and role players.
06/25/2010 01:49 pm
Nikki Haley won the Republican primary runoff for governor of South Carolina on Tuesday. An Indian-American, she is the favorite to best Democrat Vincent Sheheen in November.
06/23/2010 11:00 am
Nikki Haley, with the help of Tea Party activists and Sarah Palin, overtook the old boy network to win the GOP runoff.
06/23/2010 06:48 am
Mike Lee was chosen by Utah Republicans as their nominee for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
06/23/2010 02:11 am
President Obama unveiled the 'patient's bill of rights' Tuesday as part of an effort to sell health-care reform to a still-skeptical public. Republicans are talking about a repeal.
06/22/2010 05:58 pm
Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed shortly after midnight Friday. A firing squad killed the death row inmate in Utah.
06/18/2010 07:25 am
Ronnie Lee Gardner, who is scheduled to be executed by firing squad in Utah just past midnight local time Friday, raises questions about the relative humaneness of methods of execution.
06/17/2010 09:18 pm