Obama to discuss Supreme Court vacancy with top Senate leaders on Wednesday

Obama to talk court nomination with Senate leaders

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday will meet with key Senate leaders from both parties as he moves closer to choosing a nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court.

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Echoing Bush, Obama won’t fight global warming with rules protecting polar bears

Obama won’t fight global warming with bear rules

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, which promised a sharp break from the Bush White House on global warming, declared Friday it would stick with a Bush-era policy against expanding protection for climate-threatened polar bears and ruled out a broad new attack on greenhouse gases.

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Former aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer sentenced to 5 years for child pornography charges

Fired aide to Sen. Boxer sentenced for child porn

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former high-level aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges.

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