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2005-09-21 10:57:24

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders warned President George W. Bush on Wednesday his next Supreme Court nominee will likely face a far more contentious confirmation battle than conservative John Roberts, who is poised to become U.S. chief justice. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, emerged from a White House meeting to say he had advised the president to hold off on making his second nomination for the court in order to...

2005-09-21 08:27:32

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate leaders warned President George W. Bush on Wednesday that his next nominee to the Supreme Court will likely face a far more contentious confirmation battle than John Roberts, who is poised to become U.S. chief justice. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, emerged from a White House meeting to say he had advised the president to ask retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to stay on through the...

2005-09-21 02:28:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he will ask President George W. Bush on Wednesday that his second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court be "mainstream, not extreme." With the court's balance of power likely at stake, Reid said he will make his case at a White House breakfast meeting with Bush and fellow Senate leaders. The president's first Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts, appears headed toward Senate confirmation next week as the nation's 17th...

2005-09-20 15:57:08

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday John Roberts would be confirmed as chief justice of the United States but that he would oppose the conservative Supreme Court nominee because "I'm not too sure if his heart is as big as his head." "I have too many unanswered questions about the nominee to justify a vote confirming him to this enormously important lifetime position," Reid said of President George W. Bush's first nomination to...

2005-09-20 14:35:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has decided to vote against the nomination of John Roberts as chief justice of the United States, a party aide said on Tuesday. The aide said Reid would explain in a speech on the Senate floor later on Tuesday why he is opposing President George W. Bush's first nomination to the Supreme Court. Despite Reid's decision, Roberts, a 50-year-old conservative, is still expected to win bipartisan Senate confirmation before the...

2005-09-08 14:33:43

By Donna Smith WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders pushing for an independent commission to investigate the government's response to Hurricane Katrina spurned on Thursday a plan by majority Republicans for a joint congressional inquiry. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, called the House-Senate investigation announced by Republican leaders on Wednesday a "sham" and said it would not produce an objective assessment of what went wrong in the...

2005-09-06 12:38:06

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice-nominee John Roberts' Senate confirmation hearing will begin on Monday, Senate leaders said, with Democrats vowing to take as long as necessary to question the 50-year-old conservative who could lead the nation's highest court for decades. At the White House, President George W. Bush said the field was "wide open" for his other pick for the U.S. Supreme Court but that this pending nominee was unlikely to be in place when...

2005-08-19 22:22:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada suffered a minor stroke earlier this week but doctors found no complications, his office said on Friday. "Senator Reid feels fine," his press secretary Tessa Hafen said in a statement. Hafen said the Senate minority leader had undergone evaluations after he felt light-headed on Tuesday, and his wife urged him to seek medical attention. "There are no complications or any restrictions on his activities," Hafen said....

2005-08-19 19:42:02

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Senate Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada visited a doctor earlier this week after feeling light-headed and learned he had suffered a mild stroke, his office said on Friday. "Senator Reid feels fine," his press secretary Tessa Hafen said in a statement. "There are no complications or any restrictions on his activities." Hafen said the Senate minority leader had undergone evaluations this week after his wife urged him to seek medical attention and his doctors...

2005-08-08 15:32:26

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's leading Democrat asked the Bush administration on Monday to reconsider its refusal to release internal documents written by Supreme Court nominee John Roberts while at the Justice Department. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said senators needed to see the documents from the years Roberts served as deputy solicitor general in order to examine 50-year-old conservative's candidacy effectively. The Justice Department rebuffed...


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