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Groups allied to GOP boost their fundraising

New freedom from fundraising restrictions established by the Supreme Court are paying off for at least some Republican-allied groups. Two affiliated groups led by a blue-chip cast of Washington Republican strategists have raised a combined $32 million, creating a parallel and unofficial Republican campaign to defeat Democrats in November....

4 years 4 months ago

Kagan seems to be on way to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats and Republicans agree that Elena Kagan seems to be on her way to confirmation to the Supreme Court. Republicans have been unable to get her to reveal much about her legal views, or say anything that might threaten her confirmation. Her appearance before the Senate...

4 years 4 months ago

Nominee Kagan promises impartiality on court

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is expected to face hours of questioning -- some of it less than friendly -- when her confirmation hearing resumes tomorrow before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Today, after opening statements from panel members, Kagan read a statement in which she promised...

4 years 4 months ago

Kagan hearings begin

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee are urging Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to be open with lawmakers and the American people scrutinizing her qualifications for the high court bench. But beyond that broad admonition, Democrat Patrick Leahy and Republican Jeff Sessions parted company. Leahy,...

4 years 4 months ago

Supreme Court rules on Christian campus group

WASHINGTON (AP) - The acting chancellor and dean of a California law school is praising a Supreme Court decision, saying it validates the school's policy of "equity and fairness." An ideologically split court ruled, 5-4, that the University of California's Hastings College of the Law can legally deny recognition...

4 years 5 months ago

Scrutiny promised for Supreme Court nominee

Senate Republicans are promising to take a close look at President Barack Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee, even though Solicitor General Elena Kagan is considered likely to be confirmed. John Cornyn of Texas says it's their duty to give her record "a full and fair review." Susan Collins of...

4 years 5 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...

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