Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 21:20 EDT

Latest Ben Nelson Stories

2006-01-25 18:05:09

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito appeared to have the votes for confirmation on Wednesday as the Senate began a bitter debate about the conservative judge who could push the high court to the right. Democrats said Alito valued presidential power over civil liberties, and Republicans denounced what they described as a smear campaign against President George W. Bush's 55-year-old nominee. At least 51 of the Senate's 55 Republicans, along...

2006-01-25 14:18:40

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito appeared to have the votes for confirmation as the Senate on Wednesday began a bitter debate about the conservative judge who could push the high court to the right. Democrats said Alito valued presidential power over civil liberties, and Republicans denounced a "smear" campaign. At least 51 of the Senate's 55 Republicans, along with at least one Democrat, plan to vote for Alito, according to an...

2006-01-25 13:27:33

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate began a bitter debate over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Wednesday, as Democrats said he valued presidential power over civil liberties and Republicans denounced a "smear" campaign. Republicans, who were expected to prevail when the full Senate votes on Alito possibly later this week, praised the 55-year-old conservative federal appeals judge as being in the American mainstream and worthy of the lifetime job. "Judge...

2006-01-25 13:11:56

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate began a bitter debate over Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on Wednesday, as Democrats said he valued presidential power over civil liberties and Republicans denounced a "smear" campaign. Republicans, who were expected to prevail when the full Senate votes on Alito possibly later this week, praised the 55-year-old conservative federal appeals judge as being in the American mainstream and worthy of the lifetime job. "Judge...

2006-01-25 00:30:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate begins debate on Wednesday on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, a 55-year-old conservative likely to soon join the nation's highest court. A day after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Alito on a party-line vote of 10-8, the full Republican-led Senate starts its consideration of President George W. Bush's nominee to the lifetime post. A Senate confirmation vote is expected as early as the end of this week, and...

2006-01-24 18:24:48

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to narrowly approve President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer to confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. With 10 Republicans voting yes and eight Democrats voting no, the committee sent the nomination to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is to begin debate on Wednesday, with a...

2006-01-24 15:49:17

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to approve President George W. Bush's nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, moving the 55-year-old conservative a step closer toward confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate. With 10 Republicans voting yes and eight Democrats voting no, the committee sent the nomination to the 100-member Senate. The full chamber is to begin debate on Wednesday, with a...

2006-01-18 18:03:06

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito had no apparent success on Wednesday in adding to his scant Democratic support in the Republican-led Senate, which is expected to soon confirm him. So far, just one of the Senate's 44 Democrats -- moderate Ben Nelson of Nebraska -- has said he will vote for Alito. All but about a half dozen others appear certain to oppose him. Regardless, the full Senate, which Republicans control with 55 of 100 seats,...

2006-01-17 22:02:12

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Nelson of Nebraska, a moderate voice in the U.S. Congress, on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support for conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate. "I have decided to vote in favor of Judge Samuel Alito," Nelson said in a statement issued by his office. "I came to this decision after careful consideration of his impeccable...

2006-01-17 18:14:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Nelson of Nebraska on Tuesday became the first Senate Democrat to announce his support of conservative Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, who is expected to be confirmed later this month by the full Republican-led Senate. "I have decided to vote in favor of Judge Samuel Alito," Nelson, a moderate, said in a statement issued by his office. "I came to this decision after careful consideration of his impeccable judicial credentials, the American Bar...