Obama Signs Kagan’s Papers

Elena Kagan isn’t a Supreme Court Justice until the paper work is signed. And it’s important to make sure it’s correct!

White House Reception For Elena Kagan

President Obama holds a reception for his newly confirmed Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. She will be sworn in tomorrow. Transcript of Obama’s remarks when you continue reading. This is a good day. (Laughter.) Good afternoon, everybody.

Obama On Kagan Confirmation

President Obama comments on the Senate’s confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. This is audio from Chicago. “Good afternoon. I am very pleased that the Senate has just voted to confirm Elena Kagan as our nation’s 112th Supreme Court Justice. I would like to thank the Senate Judiciary Committee, particularly it’s chairman, Senator Leahy for giving her a full, fair and timely hearing.

Rep. Donna Edwards Takes On Citizens United

Click to Play GRITtv’s Laura Flanders talks to Representative Donna Edwards (D- Maryland) about her attempt to get a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that allows corporations to spend money on political advertising.

Sen. Franken On Busting The Filibuster Threat

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At Netroots Nation, the 60-vote requirement to prevent a filibuster was criticized by many people. Before his keynote address, Senator Al Franken (DFL- Minnesota) stopped by The UpTake booth to talk about the filibuster and other issues. In this exclusive interview with Mike McIntee, Franken talked about possible changes to the filibuster rule when the 2011 Senate convenes, and the “slow walking” tactics used by current Senators. One scenario: after a 60-40 vote for a nominee, cloture is invoked, which delays the vote for 30 hours. When the Senate votes again after cloture, the vote on the same nominee might be 98-0.