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Game Has Changed on Election-Year Court Nominations

In other words, GOP senators — from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio on down — are asserting they’re comparing apples to apples, when in fact the situation that exists today is far different from those that presented themselves in 1988, 1968, 1940 or 1932.

Supreme Court Vacancy Could Lead to Widespread Gridlock

Congress could be headed for an unprecedented level of gridlock as the Senate faces a bitter fight over replacing the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Scalia's Replacement Adds Another Divisive Issue to Campaign

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia creates a fight over whether President Barack Obama should nominate a replacement or wait for his successor to do so.

Scalia's Legacy: Polarizing Figure Known for Fiery, Colorful Opinions

It’s a bit strange to remember the Senate voted unanimously in 1986 to confirm Antonin Scalia, whose sharp wit, writing and opinions generated controversy and sparked plenty of partisan opinions of him over 30 years on the Supreme Court.

D.C. Circuit Judges Top List of Potential Supreme Court Picks

At the top of many lists of the potential picks that President Barack Obama could make to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court is an appeals court judge the Senate unanimously confirmed in May 2013.

Scalia's Death Begins Partisan Battle, Shifts Court's Balance

Antonin Scalia, a stalwart conservative justice on the Supreme Court since 1986, was found dead Saturday while visiting a luxury resort in Texas.

Scalia: Towering Legal Figure, Devoted Family Man

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was found dead of a heart attack Saturday, raising questions about the future of the high court during a presidential election year.

D.C. Circuit Judges Top List of Potential Supreme Court Picks

At the top of many lists of the potential picks that President Barack Obama could make to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court is an appeals court judge the Senate unanimously confirmed in May 2013.

Politics Amid Praise As Lawmakers React to Scalia's Death

Lawmakers reacted with shock and sorrow to the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, but condolences quickly gave way to politics as leaders debated how quickly to replace the conservative stalwart.

Scalia's Death Adds Uncertainty to Blockbuster Term

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a strong and passionate conservative voice on the Supreme Court for the past 30 years, will have a significant impact on high-profile cases pending before the court.

Senate Leaders Divided After Antonin Scalia's Death

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday, throwing the future of the high court into question and setting up a tense debate among Senate leaders about how to move forward.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of Feb. 8, 2016

Lawmakers spent the week asserting their geographical knowledge, fretting over restaurant menu fonts and finding new ways to break committee rules.

Some Candidates Mention Flint Crisis in Fundraising Appeals

As Congress heard testimony from Flint’s mayor about the water crisis there, some House and Senate candidates sent out fundraising pitches to their email lists mentioning the Michigan city’s troubles.

Budget Divide Threatens to Kill Short-Lived GOP Unity

Speaker Paul D. Ryan was supposed to be the one person who could unite a fractured House Republican conference, but if the current budget battle is any indication, unity may not be an achievable goal.

Saudi, UAE Forces Likely Too 'Stretched' to Fight Islamic State

Key U.S. allies in the Middle East could be stretched too thin militarily to provide the ground combat troops the Obama administration, Republican lawmakers and experts agree are needed to defeat the Islamic State.

Rubio: Maybe the Senate 'Should Pray Every Hour'

Maybe Sen. Marco Rubio thinks the Senate could use more of Barry Black’s baritone.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to Visit Flint

Michigan House Democrats Brenda Lawrence and Dan Kildee will lead a group from Congress– including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – on a visit to Flint next month to learn about how federal resources could be devoted to addressing the water crisis there, Lawrence told Roll Call on Friday.

Mark Takai Gives Paul Ryan an Aloha Shirt

In an effort to be able to sport “Aloha wear” on the House floor on Fridays, Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, hand-delivered a Hawaiian shirt to Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis.

Progressives Spread GOP Valentine's Day Cheer

A progressive advocacy group is providing Valentines for every anti-conservative American out there this year. In a email on Friday, Democrat advocate Brad Woodhouse’s group, Americans United for Change, introduced its Valentine’s Day cards.

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