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Feb 23, 2022

Biden interviews trio of candidates for Supreme Court

President Joe Biden has interviewed at least three candidates for the Supreme Court, according to a person familiar with the matter, and the White House is reiterating that he remains on track to make a final selection by Monday.

Jan 6, 2021

Biden to name judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said on Wednesday.

Dec 30, 2020

Trump’s $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid

President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks was all but dead Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed an alternative approach of loading up the bill with other White House priorities that appeared destined to fail.

Dec 17, 2020

Negotiators report progress on long-delayed COVID-aid bill

Top Capitol Hill Republicans worked on Tuesday to keep the price tag for a long-delayed COVID-19 aid package in check, seeking to prevail in a battle over help for state and local governments, while capping the cost of bonus jobless benefits and direct payments sought by Democrats.

Sep 22, 2020

Romney OKs voting on court nominee, all but ensures approval

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Tuesday he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing to push his choice to confirmation over Democratic objections that it's too close to the November election.

Dec 19, 2018

Senate to vote on funding bill, easing shutdown threat

The Senate is preparing to vote on Wednesday on a short-term proposal to fund the government through Feb. 8, a step that eases the risk of a shutdown and comes only after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall.

May 10, 2018

GOP efforts to move forward with Wisconsin judge riles Dems

Senate Republicans are on the verge of filling the nation's longest appellate-court vacancy and, in the process, are softening a means the GOP has successfully employed to block several of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees.

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