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1 year 8 months ago

Senators: Hagel would face tough confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators say former Sen. Chuck Hagel would face a difficult confirmation if nominated by President Barack Obama to be defense secretary. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent who's retiring and wouldn't have a vote, cites Hagel's positions on Iran. Lieberman tells CNN's "State of the Union"...

4 years 2 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

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...

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