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Colo. Senate considers travel expense limits

Colorado lawmakers have delayed action on a proposal restricting how much state-chartered entities spend on travel after some lawmakers said the limits are too high and others said it was too restrictive. Full story

Lawmakers urged to study childhood trauma in Mont.

Advocates are urging lawmakers to commission a study on ways to reduce childhood trauma in Montana homes. Full story

Group's model bill at heart of SC lawsuit limits

South Carolina lawmakers are using language by a conservative, business-funded special interest group as a model for legislation aimed at limiting lawsuits. Full story

Senate panel clears rail antitrust bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would strip freight railroads of their antitrust exemptions. Full story

Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites

U.S. agencies and officials would get new powers to go after foreign websites that sell counterfeit goods and pirated music, movies and books under a bill passed on Thursday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Full story

Republican senators push for voter intimidation hearing

   MSNBC political analyst Michael Smerconish and Philadelphia radio host E. Steven Collins join Hardball to discuss why the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee want a hearing on the 2008 Election Day incident in Philadelphia involving members of the New Black Panthers.

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Kagan approved by panel; Graham is a 'yes'

The Kagan hearings: Five things to watch

Kagan's words may be used against her

Law school deans embrace Kagan for court

Top Republican: Summer vote for Kagan 'doable'

Leahy: Kagan should get Senate vote before August


  Judging Elena Kagan

During a second day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, President Obama's second nominee to the Supreme Court declined to criticize any recent decisions of the court. NBC's Pete Williams reports.

  Sessions: 'I expected more out of Kagan'

The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., checks in with Morning Joe as Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings continue.

  Kagan hearings begin in Senate

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which began its hearings of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan today.

  Could Republicans block Kagan’s nomination?

Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joins The Daily Rundown to discuss whether Republicans will try to block Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination.

  June confirmation hearings for Kagan

The Senate Judiciary Committee will have 40 days to dissect Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s completed 200 page questionnaire as well as her writings. Politico’s Josh Gerstein explains the confirmation process.

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