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The Democratic Daily Salutes Senators Kerry and Kennedy, et al

Senators John Kerry and Ted Kennedy stood today and led a valiant fight against the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. That fight was a fight for the rights of the little people. The fight is not over… We will continue to stand against the oppressive leadership that currently rules on the Hill. […]

John Kerry on the Senate Vote to End Debate on the Alito Nomination

By a 72-25 vote, Senate members cut off the symbolic filibuster attempt today led by John Kerry on the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. Below is a statement by Senator Kerry on the cloture vote on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States: “This was […]

Down to the Wire for the Cloture Vote, Alito Nomination Open Thread 2

John Kerry just finished speaking again… Ted Kennedy is up now – roaring like a lion – video here: “It’s not going to be judge Alito!” … We’re down to the wire on this. The vote is on now… C-Span is not running a vote tally. From DU: List of Democrats who voted for Cloture: […]

John Kerry’s Remarks on the Alito Nomination

The Democratic Daily has received a copy of John Kerry’s floor speech as prepared for delivery today… Below are Senator Kerry’s remarks as prepared for delivery on the floor of the Senate today on Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to serve as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court: “Mr. President, On countless nominations Democrats […]

Kerry and Kennedy Lead the Filibuster Fight — Alito Nomination Open Thread

I’ll be posting updates here through out the day…. — C-Span has a scrolling vote count here – Senate Vote: Samuel Alito Confirmation. — John Kerry is due on the Senate Floor at approximately 12:30 est. – tune in C-Span2. — Ted Kennedy gave an awesome floor speech a while ago, the text is available […]

Leahy to Support Filibuster of Alito

Vichy Dems reports that Senator Patrick Leahy is supporting the filibuster of Alito.

Republican Senator Chaffee to Vote No on Alito

Senator Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island announced this morning that he will vote NO on Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Lincoln is the only Republican to as of yet, to announce plans to vote no. He has not stated he will support the filibuster. Senator Edward Kennedy said this morning, “I think he is […]