- Making News: Party-Line Vote Sends Alito Nomination to Senate Floor
As expected, the Judiciary Committee has sent Judge Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor on a strictly partisan vote: 10 Republicans, yes, 8 Democrats, no. Jonathan Darman, an editor for Newsweek who covered the Alito hearings, has more on the upcoming vote before the full Senate.
- Reporters Notebook: Canadian Voters Swing to the Right
After four Liberal victories in 13 years, the Conservatives won Canada's national election but failed to win a Parliamentary majority. Despite the Liberal Party's last-minute claims of extremism, voters appear to believe that Stephen Harper, who defeated Paul Martin, has evolved into more of a centrist than he's been in the past. John Ibbitson of Canada's Globe and Mail considers what Harper's victory will mean for the Kyoto Treaty, missile defense and relations with President Bush.
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