Politics Jan 13

Supreme Court reviews president’s recess appointment power

Under a provision of the Constitution known as the recess appointments clause, the president may make temporary appointments to positions that otherwise require confirmation by the Senate, but only when the Senate is in recess. Now, President Barack Obama and…

Economy Aug 25

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Obama Taps Bernanke for Second Term at Fed

Ending speculation that he might appoint a new central bank chief, President Obama said he would nominate Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke for a second term Tuesday as the administration continues its efforts to stabilize the embattled U.S. economy.

Politics Aug 06

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Does Sotomayor Vote Have Political Ramifications?

Nine of 40 Senate Republicans voted with the Democratic majority Thursday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Amy Walter of The Hotline dissects the vote and discusses whether it is likely to have any impact on next year's elections.

Politics Aug 06

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Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court

The Senate voted largely along party lines, 68-31, Thursday afternoon to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to become the first Hispanic on the high court despite strong opposition by most Republican senators.

Feb 03

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Former Democratic Senate majority leader Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary Tuesday, saying he did not want to be a distraction after paying $140,000 in back taxes.

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