senate nominees

Democrats spent the final days of the lame duck thanking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for inadvertently helping to expedite votes
A week into the lame-duck session, Senate Republicans are finding all kinds of ways to block President Barack Obama's judicial nominees -- even if that means obstructing their own nominees in the process.
"Senator Hatch doesn't want a person like Parrish to get caught up in unnecessary, partisan politics," Freire said Monday
In fact, the only judicial nominee confirmed so far in 2014 has been Robert Wilkins, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals
An administration official who requested anonymity to speak candidly said the White House is just as perplexed as anyone
Obama formally submitted her nomination to the Senate in June 2013. But May-Parker hasn’t moved since because Burr is withholding
Those nominees are Sloan Gibson for deputy secretary of veterans' affairs; Sarah Sewall for under secretary of state for
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has kept the Senate in session throughout the week as Democrats push through 11, mostly
The pressure to change Senate rules and strip Republicans of their power to filibuster certain judicial nominees "would be
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"Our patience with these standoffs is running thin," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "This president and the American people
A request for comment from the White House was not immediately returned, nor was a request for comment from the office of