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Push to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland faces increasingly dismal odds of success.
No breakthrough seen in hour-long breakfast with the Judiciary Committee chairman.
The White House invited some of Merrick Garland’s family and friends — including his sister, Jill — to attend the law school event to highlight the judge’s predicament.
House Speaker Ryan is facing a dynamic virtually identical to the right-wing revolts that bedeviled his predecessor.
The island’s finances are so bad that school buses are sitting without fuel, the governor said.
No breakthrough seen in hourlong breakfast with Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley.
Senators confirmed Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr., one of 14 lifetime appointees awaiting action, to a district court seat in Tennessee.
GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah clerked for Samuel Alito and has endorsed Ted Cruz for president.
Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed giving the FAA the authority to establish minimum standards for airline seats.
The town hall at the University of Chicago Law School lets the president adopt his ‘professor’ role.
The West Virginia Democrat says he still has reservations on guns and environmental issues.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), however, already supported hearings.
All but three of Garland’s former clerks unite to urge confirmation. And the holdouts have a good excuse.
Democrats cite polling and upcoming meetings, but GOP bulwark against the nominee is intact.
A majority of Republican senators say they will not support confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
Obama will give the speech at the University of Chicago law school, where he was a professor before entering politics.
Objections are lodged a day after panel issues new subpoenas, heightening a conflict over the privacy and safety of researchers.
New NRSC campaign tars four Democrats as “just another supporter of Obama’s weak foreign policy.“
Law professors organized by a liberal group say NRA opposition is based on an “extraordinary misrepresentation of his record.“
Five-member federal panel would have to approve court petition for debt relief under plan from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah).