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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on Sunday on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to fill the seat left by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a lifetime appointment that would help decide some of the most divisive issues facing Americans.

  • WASHINGTON— Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat. Next month's Supreme Court arguments in a clash over contraceptives, religious liberty and President Barack Obama's health care law also now...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on Sunday on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, a lifetime appointment that would help decide some of the most divisive issues facing Americans. "We ought to make the 2016 election...

  • Forging a common front and encouraging bolder rhetoric against Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, however, will be a challenge among the diverse collection of VIP guests, who did not criticize China by name in past joint summit statements as the disputes flared on and off in recent years. Only four of its 10 member states are locked in the disputes with...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday means that the normally nine-member U.S. Supreme Court will probably be down to eight when it rules on such divisive issues as abortion, immigration, affirmative action and the power of public-sector unions. With a replacement unlikely to be appointed before the current Supreme Court term ends...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. If Obama's nominee is not confirmed by the Senate, the White House could use the process to energize Democratic voters ahead of the presidential and congressional elections in...

  • RANCHO MIRAGE, California, Feb 13- President Barack Obama said on Saturday he plans to fulfill his constitutional responsibility to nominate a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday means that the normally nine-member U.S. Supreme Court will probably be down to eight when it rules on such divisive issues as abortion, immigration, affirmative action and the power of public-sector unions. With a replacement unlikely to be appointed before the current Supreme Court term ends...

  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next...

  • RANCHO MIRAGE, California, Feb 13- President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at 8:30 p.m. EST, the White House said in a statement on Saturday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate have a constitutional duty to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Saturday. "The Supreme Court of the United States is too important to our democracy for it to be understaffed for...

  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL "The American people should have a voice in the selection...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama should not nominate a Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. "The fact of the matter is that it's been standard practice over the last 80 years to not confirm Supreme Court nominees during a presidential election year," Grassley said in a statement. "Given the huge divide in the...

  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA INTENDS TO NOMINATE SUCCESSOR FOR SCALIA ON SUPREME COURT- CNN.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama should nominate a new Supreme Court justice "right away" to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, U.S. "With so many important issues pending before the Supreme Court, the Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible," Reid said. "It would be unprecedented in recent history for the Supreme...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- In almost 30 years on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an unlikely buddy for fellow justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Scalia, who died at age 79, was appointed to the high court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and built a reputation as one of the nation's most...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice...

  • MADISON, W.Va.— The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope. For the long-suffering communities that depend on coal, last week's Supreme Court ruling was seen as a rare victory. To Joshua Johnson, 29, the Supreme Court's ruling was as welcome to him as a sunny day in spring in southern West Virginia.

  • Fracking, the drilling technology that has helped make Pennsylvania the nation's No. 2 natural gas producer, has divided the Democratic Party over its geopolitical and economic value when weighed against its real or potential harm to health and the environment. Two years ago, all four Democrats running for Pennsylvania governor opposed a broad moratorium on...

  • But a nation not invited— neighboring power China— will be the proverbial elephant in the room as the leaders grapple with sensitive territorial disputes. U.S. officials say the two-day summit at the Sunnylands estate is not directed against China, a strategic rival of the U.S. China says it has a historical right to virtually all of the South China Sea and has...