Lucy Kafanov

Chief Justice’s illness could change makeup of Supreme Court

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Since 1994, the face of the Supreme Court of the United States has remained unchanged, consisting of a delicate balance of liberal, conservative, and moderate justices who together weathered some of the toughest legal battles of our time. Yet suddenly, with only ten days left before the Election, 80-year-old Chief Justice William […]

Students tune in on debates, poised to reappear on political radar

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – After months of political warfare conducted through books, movies, ads, attacks, and counterattacks, voters will finally be treated to live face-to-face debates between the vying candidates, and this time college students are paying attention. Republican President George W. Bush and Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry agreed to three 90-minute presidential debates. […]

Goss confirmed to head CIA despite criticism

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON — Lawmakers voted 12-4 in a closed Senate Intelligence Committee session Tuesday to approve President Bush’s nomination of Republican Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., to head the CIA, despite Democratic concerns about the politician’s ability to remain non-partisan. “At times, perhaps, I engaged in debate with a little too much vigor or enthusiasm,” said […]