- Srinivasan's Confirmation First For D.C. Circuit In 7 Years
The partisan war over judicial nominees has accelerated in recent years. It took nearly a year to win Senate confirmation for Sri Srinivasan to the important federal appeals court for the District of Columbia, though he had no formal opposition.
- Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Openly Gay Members
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America votes to allow gay Scout members but to continue a ban on openly gay adult Scout leaders.
- Head Of IRS Tax-Exempt Division Reportedly Placed On Leave
Lois Lerner has been at the center of a scandal over the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups.
- Alabama Republican Jo Bonner Says He's Leaving Congress
The Congressman says he will step down in August to take a senior position at the University of Alabama.
- The Weight Of A Med Student's Subconscious Bias
A test of third-year medical students in North Carolina revealed biases against the obese. The author of the study says these thoughts, often subconscious, could affect how doctors treat their patients and whether those patients trust them.
- Black Caucus Leader: We Disagree With Presidents, Even Obama
Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Congressional Black Caucus chair, said her group is concerned that any immigration overhaul significantly boosting the numbers of high-skilled immigrants will negatively impact African Americans with similar skills.
- Justice Sotomayor Takes Swing At Famed Baseball Case
The Supreme Court justice and noted Yankees fan showed her baseball acumen Wednesday while presiding over a re-enactment of the 1972 case that challenged the sport's antitrust exemption.