Mr. Cleveland, a former president of the University of Hawaii and an American ambassador to NATO, pressed for nuclear arms control and strengthening of the United Nations.
The Senate Judiciary Committee split largely along party lines as it voted 10 to 8 in favor of two nominees from Michigan to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati.
Republican senators blocked legislation that would trim payments to private health insurers serving people in Medicare and use the savings to raise reimbursement rates for doctors.
No Republican has captured more than 25 percent of the vote in Maryland’s 4th Congressional District since its boundaries, twisting through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, were redrawn not long before the congressional election in 1992.
House Republicans yesterday accused their former campaign treasurer of embezzling at least $725,000 in a scheme that federal investigators say involved using the money to cover major home renovations and mortgage payments, and marked the biggest case of political fraud in a generation.
A deeply divided Supreme Court yesterday ruled that terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have a right to seek their release in federal court, delivering a historic rebuke to the Bush administration and Congress for policies that the majority said compromised, in the name of national security,…