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Mark Kirk is first Republican senator to call for vote on Garland

Kirk was already one of two Republican senators, with Susan Collins of Maine, to call for hearings on Obama’s nominee.

Democrats plan push to force hearings on Supreme Court nomination

They hope to put pressure on Republican lawmakers who face tough reelection fights.

Senate Democrats slam Republican blockade as Garland visits Capitol Hill

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn’t planning on meeting with the new nominee, and Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) won’t be granting him any face time until April at the earliest.

With no idea how to get to work, Metro riders bemoan late notice of shutdown

Complete 24-hour closure of D.C.’s Metro system draws complaints, safety concerns.

Harry Reid: GOP leaders are responsible for Trump’s rise

In a lengthy address, the top Senate Democrat calls on GOP leaders to withdraw support for Trump: ‘What more do they need to see?’

President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

Garland, 63, is the highly regarded chief judge of the D.C. federal appeals court.

Metro closure is a ‘gut punch’ to Washington-area lawmakers

Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen called for free bus service system-wide and the for OPM to grant federal workers unscheduled leave or the option to telework.

Bill Di Blasio: Tech companies ‘owe it to the nation’ to share data with law enforcement

De Blasio became the latest liberal politician to call for a balancing of security and privacy amid Apple clash.

Democrats target ‘ReTrumplican’ senators in new national campaign

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is promising a ‘sustained campaign’ linking vulnerable Republicans to Trump.

Paul Ryan on Trump rallies: There is ‘never an excuse for condoning violence’

In a radio interview, the House speaker criticized those who “stoke anger for political gain.“

Obama at SXSW: ‘Absolutist view’ on digital privacy cannot prevail

‘I am way on the civil liberties side of this thing,’ the president said. ‘But the danger is real.’

Open-carry gun protesters will greet Obama in Texas

A leader of a Texas pro-gun group says he will not change protest plans due to Obama visit.

Grassley: ‘All the spin in the world’ won’t get Supreme Court nominee confirmed

The Republican Judiciary Committee chairman vowed to stand up to Democratic pressure to act on President Obama’s promised nominee.

Supreme Court battle bleeds into Justice Department oversight hearing

Top panel Democrat accuses GOP of ‘dereliction of our constitutional duty’ to take up Supreme Court nominee.

Activists push Obama to nominate black woman to the Supreme Court

Some see this as the last chance for the first black president to seat an African American justice.

How Donald Trump is ruining Paul Ryan’s plan

Ryan knew being House speaker would be hard. But has Trump made it impossible?

How Donald Trump is ruining Paul Ryan’s speakership

This is a tough time for the speaker with Trump stoking controversy on the trail and conservatives rebelling against a budget in the House.

Senate Democrats keep heat on Grassley as Supreme Court fight intensifies

‘We’re not getting to politicize this process in the middle of a presidential election year,’ Grassley said.

McCain: Voters should ‘think long and hard’ before supporting Trump

McCain says he endorsed Mitt Romney’s critique of Trump and his views in a Thursday statement.

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