Stories You Should Know (5/12/10)

New York Times (New York, NY)
In her trenchant and cheeky 1995 article on how Supreme Court confirmation hearings really work, Elena Kagan did more than provide pointed advice to both senators and nominees. She also discussed her thinking about the role a justice’s values play in deciding cases and argued that a nominee’s lack of judicial experience ought not matter.

ABC News (USA)
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the 41-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden, is “fully alert” and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a mild stroke Tuesday.

CBS News (USA)
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. said that he is introducing legislation that will move the United States to a “new energy economy” of producing green, clean energy – steps he says will help ensure that the disaster in the Gulf region won’t happen again.

The Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV)
For the first time in more than 40 years, there won’t be a Mollohan representing West Virginia in the U.S. House when Congress convenes next year. State Sen. Michael Oliverio, D-Monongalia, soundly defeated U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va., on Tuesday to win the Democratic Party nomination to West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District seat.

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