Tales from the Trail

Funnyman Franken turns serious on Senate stage

July 13, 2009

The Senate’s newest member, former comedian Al Franken, is making clear that he is taking the new job seriously and it’s no longer funny business for him.

Sotomayor hearings begin, lines drawn

July 13, 2009

The political lines are drawn.

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wasted no time in setting the battle plans for the debate over the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The First Draft: The judge faces her questioners

July 13, 2009

Confirmation hearings begin for Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic USA-COURT/SOTOMAYORwoman to be nominated for the Supreme Court.