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Senators Rejoin Supreme Court Battle After Recess

The partisan tug-of-war over a U.S. Supreme Court vacancy will overshadow Congress when the Senate gets back to work Monday after a two-week recess. The battle simmered last week even as Capitol Hill was idle. Three senators journeyed to Washington to meet with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. Most notable was Mark Kirk, the first – and so far only – Republican to sit down with federal appellate judge. “As the president put forward Judge Garland, we...

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