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How Would Sotomayor Rule?
Nearly six weeks after her nomination by President Barack Obama, Sonia Sotomayor will have her moment in the sun this week. The longtime federal judge is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, but not before Senate Republicans question her about her views on discrimination, gun rights and the role of the judiciary, among other subjects. She would be the first Latina on the nation's highest court. 
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Sotomayor's nomination is the first from a Democratic president since 1994. Not surprisingly, it has split Senators along partisan lines. Republicans opened the hearings Monday by questioning her attitudes on controversial issues such as abortion and property rights as well as her record as a federal appeals judge. Democrats, meanwhile, argued she was well-qualified and within the legal mainstream. With the 60-vote Democratic majority, the decision will not be close, although several Senators have not stated their preferences yet.
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What Do You Think?

CBS News recently asked 944 adults around the country whether the media has been fair to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
How would you have answered?
Share your thoughts or see the results of the CBS News poll.
Last week, we asked for your thoughts on a public option for health insurance.
Nearly 72 percent of subscribers who answered the question said they opposed it, a stark contrast to the 69 percent who supported it in a scientifically conducted poll by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute.
Remember that while Internet questions are a good test of the intensity of feelings on a subject, they are not valid measures of broader public opinion.
Bills of the Week
H.R. 3126 would create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency to oversee mortgages, credit cards and other bank products. 
Click here to tell your Members of Congress what you think of this bill.
H.Res. 614 would amend House rules to prohibit giving Congressional earmarks to for-profit entities.
Click here to tell your Members of Congress what you think of this bill.
How They Voted

Homeland Security AppropriationsThe Senate passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which appropriates $42.9 billion for fiscal 2010. Vote: 84-6 in favor in the Senate. The bill now goes to reconciliation with the House. Mexican Border FenceThe Senate approved an amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill requiring at least 700 miles of a border fence with Mexico be completed by 2010. Vote: 54-44 in favor in the Senate. The measure will now be considered in reconciliation. is a publication of Roll Call Inc., an Economist Group Business. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Deputy EditorContact usWhat's New?

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