The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court.
The 13-6 vote sends the nomination to the full Senate, where she's expected to be confirmed as early as next week to succeed retiring Justice John Paul Stevens.
Just one Republican, Lindsey Graham... more »
Jack Nicholson, Val Kilmer and Dean Stockwell were among the actors who mixed Wednesday in New Mexico with dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass. Hopper's simple wooden coffin was ushered into the adobe chapel at historic San... more »
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... more »
The woman President Barack Obama is set to nominate to the Supreme Court is known as sharp, politically savvy and someone who has led a blazing legal career. Solicitor General Elena Kagan was the first female dean of Harvard Law School and the first woman to serve as the top... more »
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... more »
President Barack Obama says there won't be any "litmus tests" for a Supreme Court nominee, but he wants someone who recognizes individual aspirations, and "that includes women's rights."
The president said he was confident the Senate would offer a smooth, civil and thoughtful confirmation process for his eventual choice.... more »
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.
Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a... more »
President Barack Obama's choice for a top job with the Treasury Department is having tax problems. A congressional report says Obama's nominee for undersecretary of the Treasury for international affairs, Lael Brainard, was late in paying real estate taxes in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The report by the Senate Finance... more »