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3 years 10 months ago

Actor Dennis Hopper remembered at NM service

Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer and Dean Stockwell were among the actors who mixed Wednesday in New Mexico with dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass. Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San...

3 years 11 months ago

Obama picks Elena Kagan for Supreme Court

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, declaring she would demonstrate the same independence, integrity and passion for the law exhibited by retiring Justice John Paul Stevens. "Elena is widely regarded as one of the nation's foremost legal minds," said Obama. "She's...

3 years 11 months ago

Place your bets: Supreme nominee coming soon

President Barack Obama appears to be just days away from announcing his choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, and observers in the nation's capital are playing one of the city's most popular games: guessing. Obama has formally interviewed at least four candidates for the job, and administration...

3 years 11 months ago

Obama to Hill leaders: No litmus tests on abortion

President Barack Obama says there won't be any "litmus tests" for a Supreme Court nominee, but he wants someone who recognizes individual aspirations, and "that includes women's rights." The president said he was confident the Senate would offer a smooth, civil and thoughtful confirmation process for his eventual choice....

4 years 2 months ago

Obama's nominee to lead TSA withdraws

President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day. Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a...

4 years 4 months ago

Another Obama nominee runs into tax problems

President Barack Obama's choice for a top job with the Treasury Department is having tax problems. A congressional report says Obama's nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs, Lael Brainard, was late in paying real estate taxes in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The report by the Senate Finance...

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