Elena Kagan

On February 1, Massachusetts Senior Senator John Kerry was sworn in as the 68th Secretary of State, signing on to lead the nation’s international diplomatic agenda.  By vacating his Senate seat, the stage was set for a summer Special Election. In June, voters chose Representative Ed Markey to become Massachusetts’ next senator. (WBZ-TV Photo)Watch: Sen. John Kerry’s Exit Interview

Clinton Out, Kerry In As Secretary Of State

Hillary Rodham Clinton formally resigned Friday as America’s secretary of state, capping a four-year tenure that saw her shatter records for the number of countries visited. John Kerry was sworn in to replace her.


President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.


ACA supporters and protesters in front of the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.


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Harvard To Let ROTC Back On Campus

Harvard University is welcoming the Reserve Officer Training Corps program back to campus 41 years after banishing it amid dissent over the Vietnam War.


Supreme Court begins new term

WBZ’s Rod Fritz speaks with ABC News political analyst, Steve Roberts.


Senate confirms Kagan as 112th justice; Brown votes no

The Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan as the 112th justice and fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.


Judiciary panel OKs Kagan for Supreme Court

Pushing toward an election-year Supreme Court confirmation vote, a polarized Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female justice.