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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the chamber where he offered a tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia whose death has triggered an election-year political standoff, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court fight has lawmakers doing somersaults (access required)

WASHINGTON — Republicans in favor of putting off consideration of a Supreme Court nominee during an election year have focused on an unexpected ally: Joe Biden, circa 1992. As Senate Judiciary Committee chairman more than two decades ago, the vice president argued that President George H.W. Bush should wait until after the November election to name ...