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President Bush defended his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, saying she is the best person to fill the vacancy. His choice has caused a split among conservatives and drawn fire from liberal activist groups.

President Bush nominated Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court Monday to fill the seat of retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Following a background report, a reporter and law professor who know her well discuss the president's nomination.

The Senate reaction to President Bush's nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers was mixed, largely because she never served as a judge and her judicial views are almost completely unknown. Two senators assess her nomination.

The first day of October meant opening day at the Supreme Court. But Monday was strikingly different, as recently appointed Chief Justice John Roberts sat among his new colleagues. NewsHour regular Jan Crawford Greenburg talks about Roberts' first day on…

A Texas grand jury indicted House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and two of his political aides Wednesday, charging them with one count of criminal conspiracy in connection with an alleged illegal campaign finance scheme.

A Texas grand jury indicted House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, on Wednesday in connection with an alleged illegal campaign finance scheme. Two experts discuss the indictment and its impact.

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