June 30, 2010 The Portland Oregonian is reporting that city police have decided to re-open an investigation into a charge by a massage therapist that Al Gore sexually assaulted her in 2006.
June 30, 2010 Senate support for the far-reaching bill remained in flux, however. The Senate was forced to delay its vote to mid-July, denying President Obama a victory before Independence Day. Democrats struggled to secure the votes of a handful of GOP senators even after meeting their demands and backing down on a $19 billion tax on big banks and hedge funds.
From left, Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), during Wednesday's session.
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June 30, 2010 ANALYSIS: Other news has overshadowed the confirmation hearings, and a Democratic majority in the Senate has made the outcome seem almost predetermined.
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June 30, 2010 One reader would like to know why Gen. David Petraeus needed to be confirmed to his position as head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
June 30, 2010 Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan endured close to nine hours of questioning from senators on Tuesday. And Wednesday, she returned to the witness chair for more.
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June 30, 2010 Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va) died Monday at the age of 92. He spent 51 years in the Senate, and is remembered for bringing money back to his home state of West Virginia. "They can call it pork if they want to, and that's alright," he once said, but he saw it as his duty to his people.
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June 30, 2010 The 99-0 vote confirms President Obama's decision to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whose three-decade career ended in disgrace because of inflammatory remarks made to Rolling Stone magazine. Gen. John Allen will replace Petraeus at Central Command, defense officials say.
June 30, 2010 The Troubled Asset Relief Program, which was created under President George W. Bush, is about to end. And many Republicans who voted to pass the Wall Street bailout in the fall of 2008 are now accused of being big-government supporters.
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June 30, 2010 The passing of Senator Robert Byrd, the nation's longest serving member of Congress, is the focus of this week's Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation.
June 30, 2010 Kagan says a veggie law would be dumb, Coburn says health law is, too, but not in so many words.
June 30, 2010 Senators have spent two days confronting nominee Elena Kagan with questions about abortion, gun rights and presidential power. But while she may not get their votes, even Republican leaders say it seems likely she will make it to the Supreme Court.
June 30, 2010 Get up-to-the-minute analysis as senators quiz Elena Kagan on her views during the third day of her Senate confirmation hearings.
June 30, 2010 Democrats have been struggling to round up the 60 votes they'll need to push the financial regulations bill over the finish line. They agreed to some changes in the bill Tuesday in order to win some Republicans' votes.
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June 30, 2010 The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted in favor of Gen. David Petraeus to become the next commander of the Afghanistan war. The full Senate is likely to confirm Patreaus quickly. He's replacing Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired for negative remarks he made about administration officials in an interview.
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June 30, 2010 Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions says he's more "troubled" about Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination than he was before Tuesday's hearing. Sessions grilled Kagan over her decision as dean of Harvard Law to bar military recruiters from the school's career services office. Kagan faces more questioning Wednesday.
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