DENVER– It’s closing time. The swing-state Colorado legislature has one day left in the regular session this year for Republicans and Democrats to come together and deliver a congressional redistricting plan to the governor. The Republican-controlled House managed to pass its version onto the Senate this morning and, after a stop-and-start filibuster that stretched into the wee hours last night, the Democratic-controlled Senate today moved its version forward for a final reading.
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WASHINGTON– Sen. Jim Bunning’s (R-Ky.) blockade on extending temporarily unemployment benefits put the Tea Party movement in an unfamiliar position. Instead of nudging the Republican Party to take a stand, activists watched a politician pick an anti-government fight they didn’t even know existed.
Eight months ago, President Obama nominated Indiana judge David Hamilton for a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As Jeffrey Toobin reported, it was an uncontroversial, Republican-backed choice intended to “begin a profound and rapid change in…
Nearly eight months after Election Day and coming at the end of a dizzying series of lawsuits, the Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled that Al Franken defeated Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and can now claim his seat. Franken will be the 58th Democratic U.S. Senator. Counting Franken and the two Independent Democrat-leaning members of the Conference, the party will now enjoy a filibuster-proof majority of 60, a fact that fueled the heated contest from the minute the polls closed in November. The court declared Franken won by 312 votes.