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Ruling on Firefighters Unlikely to Hurt Sotomayor’s Chances, Experts Say

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 30th, 2009 4:32 am by HL

Ruling on Firefighters Unlikely to Hurt Sotomayor’s Chances, Experts Say
The Supreme Court’s rejection of a decision against white firefighters endorsed by Judge Sonia Sotomayor gives Republicans a renewed chance to attack her speeches and writings but is not expected to imperil her confirmation to the high court, political and legal sources said yesterday.

President Obama and President Alvaro Uribe Velez of Colombia speak about the relationship between the US and Colombia
SPEAKERS: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENT ALVARO URIBE VELEZ OF COLOMBIA [*] OBAMA: Well, I am very pleased to have President Uribe here today with his delegation from Colombia. The relationship between the United States and Colombia has been extremely strong. We’ve had great cooperation on a…

Voices of Power: Proposed Union Plans Â?Level the Playing Field,’ Solis Says
After a lifetime in politics, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis has honed the fine art of dodging controversial questions, but here’s one issue where she doesn’t pull her punches: the 9.4 percent unemployment rate. The June figures will be released Thursday, and she’s braced for more bad news.

House Panel Suggests Extending Intelligence Oversight
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has approved legislation intended to strengthen congressional oversight of sensitive intelligence matters, including covert operations.

President Obama delievers remarks at a LBGT reception at the White House
SPEAKER: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA [*] B. OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Hello, hello, hello. (APPLAUSE) Hey. Good to see you. I’m waiting for FLOTUS here. FLOTUS always politics more than POTUS. M. OBAMA: No, you — you move too slow. (LAUGHTER) B. OBAMA: It is great to …

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