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2006-01-15 13:21:58

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee promised a thorough investigation on Sunday into President George W. Bush's secret domestic eavesdropping program and said there would be no blank check for Bush. Sen.

2006-01-14 11:52:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Saturday called for a prompt Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, playing down Democratic concerns that he could tilt the high court too far to the right.

2006-01-13 16:13:18

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito picked up the endorsement of a key Republican on Friday and Democrats were running out of options to block Senate confirmation of a judge they fear would tilt the court too far to the political right.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2006-01-01 14:35:28

By Tabassum Zakaria SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - President George W.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.