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As Obama defends Garland, Republicans float a possible pick for Supreme Court

GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah clerked for Samuel Alito and has endorsed Ted Cruz for president.

The Senate just voted against airplane legroom standards

Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed giving the FAA the authority to establish minimum standards for airline seats.

To press his Supreme Court nominee’s case, Obama returns to his academic roots

The town hall at the University of Chicago Law School lets the president adopt his ‘professor’ role.

Joe Manchin is one Democrat who is not yet sold on Merrick Garland

The West Virginia Democrat says he still has reservations on guns and environmental issues.

Merrick Garland’s ex-clerks to Senate: Confirm our old boss to the Supreme Court

All but three of Garland’s former clerks unite to urge confirmation. And the holdouts have a good excuse.

Senate Republicans hold fast against Garland after two weeks of Democratic fury

Democrats cite polling and upcoming meetings, but GOP bulwark against the nominee is intact.

Where do Senate Republicans stand on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland?

A majority of Republican senators say they will not support confirmation hearings on President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Obama to give speech in Chicago on Supreme Court vacancy dispute

Obama will give the speech at the University of Chicago law school, where he was a professor before entering politics.

Higher-ed associations join to protest House fetal tissue subpoenas

Objections are lodged a day after panel issues new subpoenas, heightening a conflict over the privacy and safety of researchers.

GOP’s new recipe for keeping Senate majority: Iran, ISIS and Guantanamo

New NRSC campaign tars four Democrats as “just another supporter of Obama’s weak foreign policy.“

Garland’s gun record has been distorted by NRA, Second Amendment experts say

Law professors organized by a liberal group say NRA opposition is based on an “extraordinary misrepresentation of his record.“

House panel proposes control board, limited debt restructuring for Puerto Rico

Five-member federal panel would have to approve court petition for debt relief under plan from Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah).

Senate Democrats propose April hearings, May votes on Garland confirmation

The proposed timeline is based on the the average timing for the past 40 years of Supreme Court confirmations.

A noted conservative lawyer praises Merrick Garland — with a caveat

Charles J. Cooper clerked with Garland on the Supreme Court in 1978 and has gone on to represent the NRA and other right-wing causes.

Conservative groups threaten Moran with reprisals after he calls for Supreme Court hearings

The Tea Party Patriots founder hints that Moran (R-Kan.) could face a primary challenge.

Jerry Moran is third Republican senator to favor Supreme Court hearings

The Kansas senator is up for re-election this year but has not attracted a serious opponent.

Most Senate cafeteria workers were mistreated on wages, top Capitol official says

More than half of the private contract workers were misclassified and thus at risk for being underpaid, Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers told Congress last week.

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