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  • Cranking up pressure, Dems ready to bring Garland to Capitol

    March 17, 2016 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court is ready to commence courtesy calls with senators. Democrats hope that when Merrick Garland starts making those rounds in the Capitol, it will ultimately put unbearable election-year pressure on Republicans refusing to consider any Obama nominee. Garland plans to visit... more »
  • Obama says Supreme Court nominee confirmation above politics

    March 16, 2016 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON -Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland says fidelity to the law and the Constitution has been the cornerstone of his professional life. He's promising to bring that same principle to the high court if confirmed. Garland was visibly emotional as he accepted President Barack Obama's nomination in the White House... more »
  • White House considers Republican governor for Supreme Court

    February 24, 2016 12:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Two people familiar with the process say the White House is considering Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada as one of several potential nominees to the Supreme Court. The nomination of a Republican would be seen as an attempt by President Obama to court the Senate GOP. Senate... more »
  • Senate confirms Robert Califf as head of FDA

    February 24, 2016 12:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Senators voted 89-4 Wednesday to confirm Robert Califf after a handful of Democrats delayed action in a protest over the agency's inaction on the abuse of opioid painkillers. Califf... more »
  • Gov. Jindal speaks tonight at CPAC

    February 26, 2015 8:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Conservative Political Action Conference begins today in Washington, D.C. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a featured speaker on the first day of the weekend-long event. Jindal has spoken at the event in the past. The Straw Poll at CPAC is often an indicator of potential... more »
  • Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    January 28, 2015 2:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get underway as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general. If approved, Loretta Lynch would become the first black female attorney general. She is now the U.S. attorney for the... more »
  • Obama nominates Walmart's Burwell as budget chief

    March 4, 2013 7:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has tapped Walmart's Sylvia Mathews Burwell as his next budget chief, thrusting her into the center of Washington's heated partisan budget battles. Obama will announce Burwell's nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget during a White House ceremony Monday morning. If confirmed by... more »
  • Lawyer re-nominated for federal judgeship in B.R.

    January 4, 2013 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - President Barack Obama has re-nominated Shelly Deckert Dick to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Baton Rouge. Dick, a Baton Rouge attorney, originally was nominated in April 2012. She is one of 33 candidates for federal judgeships who were re-nominated Thursday by Obama. Obama said... more »

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