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Historic Confirmation Hearing For Sotomayor

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor takes the national spotlight today when Senate confirmation hearings begin on her nomination to be the first Hispanic and just the third woman on the Supreme Court.

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TX Sen. Coryn Says Sotomayor Must Explain 'Latina' Remark

Posted: 07/12/2009 - A top Senate Republican says Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will have to explain statements suggesting that judges can't be neutral, but he also acknowledges that her confirmation as the high court's first Hispanic justice won't be blocked.

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House Boosts Funding For Veterans Programs

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The House has passed a bill giving a big budget boost to provide health care to injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan and other veterans.

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Report: Bush Officials Snubbed Wiretapping Review

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft and ex-CIA Director George Tenet are among the Bush administration officials who refused to be interviewed for a government report on the warrantless wiretapping program.

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Geithner: Stimulus On 'Expected Path'

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the administration's plan to stimulate the economy by spending billions on construction and other local projects is on the "expected path."

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Montana Governor Blasts GM Plan To Cancel Mine Contract

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer is asking the Obama administration to force General Motors Corp. to honor its contract with a platinum mine instead of buying the precious metal from overseas.

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Clinton: Reporters Held By N. Korea Showed Remorse

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says two American reporters sentenced last month to 12 years of hard labor for entering North Korea illegally have expressed "great remorse for this incident."

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Full CIA investigation Called For On Capitol Hill

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The chairwoman of a House Intelligence panel says it's imperative that lawmakers launch an immediate investigation on the CIA's admission that it misled Congress multiple times over the last eight years.

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Geithner Says Derivatives Blind-Sided The Government

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner say the enormous scale of the financial derivatives market helped to cripple the economy and that greater oversight is needed to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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AIG Said To Be Asking Gov't To Pre-Approve Bonuses

Posted: 07/10/2009 - American International Group is reportedly asking the federal government to OK the insurer's plan to resume paying millions in promised retention incentives next week.

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