Specter: GOP Will Filibuster Stevens' Successor

And White House is all about creating jobs
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2010 12:11 PM CDT
Specter: GOP Will Filibuster Stevens' Successor
Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., leads a Senate field hearing, in Philadelphia, Monday, March 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

If John Paul Stevens retires this year at the ripe old age of 90, his successor will likely face a GOP filibuster during Senate confirmation hearings, says Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter. “I think the gridlock in the Senate might well produce a filibuster, which would tie up the Senate [for] the Supreme Court nominee,” Specter told Fox News Sunday. “I think a year passes, there’s a much better chance we could come to a consensus.” Meanwhile, elsewhere on your Easter Sunday dial:

  • Friday's job numbers were great, but we're not in the homestretch yet, Larry Summers told This Week. Nevertheless, stimulus projects will double this year, so look for it to “gather force.”
  • Furthermore, financial reform will help put the economy back on track, Summers says, and he expects it to pass. "[T]his bill is a direct attack on too-large-to-fail by making failure a possibility, as it has to be in the market system, and by making the institutions much safer and much sounder.”
  • Christina Romer feels "tremendous urgency" on jobs, jobs, and green jobs: "This is not going to be a recovery fueled by people going out, maxing out their credit cards again," she says.
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