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2006-01-13 14:54:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter on Friday announced he would vote to confirm Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I intend to vote to support Judge Alito's nomination as associate justice of the Supreme Court," said the Pennsylvania Republican at the conclusion of his committee's confirmation hearing. Specter, a moderate who supports legalized abortion, announced his support of Alito, a conservative appeals court judge who was grilled...

2006-01-13 13:44:39

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter on Friday announced he would vote to confirm Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. "I intend to vote to support Judge Alito's nomination as associate justice of the Supreme Court," said the Pennsylvania Republican at the conclusion of his committee's confirmation hearing. Specter, a moderate who supports legalized abortion, announced his support of Alito, a conservative appeals court judge who was grilled...

2006-01-12 09:38:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter said on Thursday an overnight search of records found no mention of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito in a controversial Ivy League alumni group. Specter issued the findings as his panel began a third and what was expected to be final day of questioning of President George W. Bush's 55-year-old conservative nominee to the nation's highest court. Democrats demanded on Wednesday a review of records of the...

2006-01-11 16:27:21

By Thomas Ferraro and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito faced more aggressive questioning at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday from Democrats who accused him of evasive answers and challenged his commitment to keep an "open mind" on abortion. While President George W. Bush's conservative nominee appeared headed for confirmation by the full Republican-led Senate later this month, several Democrats made it clear that after a...

2006-01-10 11:32:51

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito said on Tuesday that President George W. Bush does not have a blank check to wage war but offered no opinion on the legality of his anti-terror domestic spying program now awaiting U.S. congressional scrutiny. Alito, who opposed abortion as a Reagan administration official two decades ago, also testified that the Constitution protects the right to privacy, a key underpinning of the 1973 Supreme Court...

2006-01-05 21:08:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said on Thursday it was unclear whether he could avoid a possible Democratic delay and get his panel to vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito on January 17 as planned. "Let's see what happens," Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, said after reports that Democrats on his panel intended to force a one-week postponement. Any member of the Republican-led panel has a right to delay a committee vote for a week....

2006-01-01 14:35:28

By Tabassum Zakaria SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - President George W. Bush defended domestic eavesdropping by the National Security Agency on Sunday after a newspaper report on resistance within the Justice Department prompted a new call for top officials to testify to the Senate about the secret program. The New York Times reported on Sunday that James Comey, a deputy to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, was concerned about the legality of the NSA program and refused to extend it in...

2006-01-01 11:58:43

By Eric Beech WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top White House and Justice Department officials should be called to testify before a U.S. Senate committee investigating a secret domestic eavesdropping program, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said on Sunday. Schumer's comments followed a report in Sunday's New York Times that James Comey, a deputy to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, was concerned about the legality of the National Security Agency's surveillance program and refused to extend...

2006-01-01 01:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Data swept up by the U.S. National Security Agency's controversial eavesdropping on communications between the United States and overseas has been sent to sister federal agencies for cross-checking with other databases, The Washington Post reported on Sunday. Citing current and former administration officials whom it did not identify, the Post said the NSA had handed such information to the Defense Intelligence Agency among other government offices. Information from...

2005-12-21 18:02:29

By Thomas Ferraro and Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prodded by a majority of the U.S. Senate, Republican leaders on Wednesday stepped up efforts to resolve an impasse over key provisions of the anti-terrorism Patriot Act set to expire in 10 days. Fifty-two of the 100 senators, including eight Republicans, signed a letter in support of a Democratic-led bid to extend the provisions for just three months to provide time to resolve differences in a dispute pitting civil liberties...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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