MARY CLARE JALONICK / The Associated PressFeb 14, 2019
He takes over a department President Donald Trump has assailed and will oversee the remaining work in special counsel's investigation. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigJul 30, 2013
A look at the day's political happenings, including Mitt Romney denies his infamous "47 percent" remark and Eliot Spitzer weighs in on Anthony Weiner's latest round of illicit messages. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Robert Scheer / TruthdigFeb 15, 2013
It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president's nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary.It is bizarre that war hero Chuck Hagel gets blocked as the president's nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 19, 2011
Fearing a tough confirmation fight, the president declined to nominate Elizabeth Warren to head the consumer protection agency she invented That's a shame, writes The Boston Globe's Steven Syre, who argues that the next choice won't get confirmed either, and at least a nominated Warren "could have " (more). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Ruth Marcus / TruthdigDec 31, 2010
The treatment of President Obama's nominee to be second in command of the Justice Department exemplifies the dysfunctional nature of the current confirmation process. It's not broken -- it's shattered. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Ruth Marcus / TruthdigAug 11, 2010
Elena Kagan, no surprise, did not live up to the Kagan standard of openness in answering questions during her confirmation hearing. Mitch McConnell did not live up to the McConnell standard of deference in voting against her. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 6, 2010
The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan on Thursday by a vote of 63-37. She will be the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice and Barack Obama's second appointment. Once she takes her oaths, it will be the first time, despite her impressive résumé, that Kagan has ever been a judge. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 29, 2010
The Senate Judiciary Committee and Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced off Tuesday on the second day of Kagan's confirmation hearing, and as expected, certain committee members were eager to zero in on (continued). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 26, 2010
Elena "Shorty" Kagan will step onto the national stage when her confirmation process to become a Supreme Court justice begins Monday. Undoubtedly the confirmation hearings will bring words like stare decisis into the public vernacular again, along with a whole lot of hoopla about abortion. Let the democracy commence. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Ruth Marcus / TruthdigMay 16, 2010
She's not gay, OK? Actually, the all-too-public discussion about the ought-to-be private topic of Elena Kagan's sexuality would be easier if the Supreme Court nominee were gay. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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