The first Monday in October, the day the Supreme Court begins its term, sounds far away in the heat of July. Still, with a Supreme Court nominee in waiting, Republican senators are moving quickly to complete the time-consuming confirmation process in time to have a new justice in place by then.
A State Department memo that has caught the attention of prosecutors describes a CIA officer’s role in sending her husband to Africa and disputes administration claims that Iraq was shopping for uranium, a retired department official said Tuesday.
In the 1984 race for president, Ronald Reagan’s and Walter Mondale’s campaigns each spent between $65 million and $70 million. In the next few months, advocacy groups could spend that kind of money in the confirmation battle over President Bush’s first nominee to the Supreme Court.
In his four-and-a-half-year presidency, George Bush has rarely gone against his conservative instincts and the fundamental interests of his political base. Tuesday night he stayed true to form, nominating a conservative favorite, appellate court Judge John Roberts, to the U.S. Supreme Court.