Posts Tagged ‘Antonin

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Feb
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pay their respects to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in front of his casket, in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court

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President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association while Vice President Joe Biden and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett listen, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House

President Barack Obama, center speaks to media during the Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Seated clockwise from lower right, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Javier García Padilla, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Jerry Abramson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice President Joe Biden, the president, Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, David Simas, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett speaks during a Democratic Governors Association Meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Carrying a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees, U.S. President Barack Obama walks toward the residence of the White House in Washington February 19, 2016. This weekend, Obama is expected to review material his team has prepared for him on a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Carrying a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees, President Barack Obama walks toward the residence of the White House

U.S. President Barack Obama carries a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees as he walks towards the residence of the White House in Washington February 19, 2016. This weekend, Obama is expected to review material his team has prepared for him on a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

27
Feb
13

Rep John Lewis: Scalia comment an affront to a cause ‘people died for’

See the full interview here

Thanks Bob

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Starting soon: President Obama delivers remarks at the Business Council dinner (scheduled for 7:30 EST, running late)

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8:0 EST: Join OFA staff & policy experts tonight for a policy briefing – thanks Lovely Plains

OFA

27
Feb
13

Catching Up

President Barack Obama with a three-year-old relative of Rosa Parks after unveiling a statue in her honor

Reminded me of:

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This evening:

7:30: President Obama delivers remarks at the Business Council dinner and answer questions, Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC (Pooled Press for Remarks)

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Just catching up with reaction to what Scalia said today. Absolutely stunning. More in the morning, just a few snippets:

ThinkProgress: There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court’s lawyers’ lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped in for members of the Supreme Court bar, when Justice Antonin Scalia offered his assessment of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. He called it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

….It should be noted that even one of Scalia’s fellow justices felt the need to call out his remark. Justice Sotomayor asked the attorney challenging the Voting Right Act whether he thought voting rights are a racial entitlement as soon as he took the podium for rebuttal.

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Charles Pierce: …. Sotomayor, for whom this seems very, very personal, made an argument from history that discrimination is an infinitely mutable thing and that, as soon as you find a remedy for one form of it, human ingenuity will devise three new ones…..

……it was hard not to go back to Florida, and to all the people I met who were waiting in line for six and seven hours to vote because the state had deliberately enacted policies to make it more difficult. Those policies were discriminatory. The people enacting them knew exactly what they were doing. They knew who those policies were aimed at as surely as did the county registrars administering the literacy tests did back in 1965…..

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Greg Sargent: Judging by all the early reporting on the first round of Supreme Court arguments about a key section of the Voting Rights Act, that provision may be in real peril. Conservative justices expressed sharp skepticism of the law, with much attention being paid to Antonin Scalia’s description of it as a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

…. all may not be lost. That’s because proponents of the Voting Rights Act are focused mainly on holding on to Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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Steve Benen: I’m beginning to think an infectious disease is spreading in the nation’s capital. Symptoms include memory loss (forgetting everything Republicans have done in recent years), blurred vision (an inability to see obvious GOP ploys), and an uncontrollable urge to blame “both sides” for everything, even when it doesn’t make any sense.

The disease has already affected pundits like Bob Woodward, Ron Fournier, David Brooks, nearly everyone on the network Sunday shows, and today reaches the editorial board of the Washington Post. Indeed, the Post’s editors seem to have come down with an especially acute case today, as evidenced this bang-your-head-against-your-desk editorial on the sequester, which cavalierly ignores the paper’s own reporting, and demands that President Obama “lead” by somehow getting congressional Republicans to be more responsible.

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President Barack Obama talks with Congressional leaders prior to the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.; Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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First lady Michelle Obama at a “Let’s Move!” event in Clinton, Miss.

… with Rachael Ray

More in the morning




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