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After bitter battles, Senate eyes less toxic court fight

Jan. 27, 2022 20:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a U.S. Senate that was upended by toxic Supreme Court battles during the Trump era, the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s pick has the potential for something else: a return to calmer political normalcy. Because the ideological balance of the court is not...

Biden's high court pledge shows growing power of Black women

Jan. 27, 2022 19:48 PM EST

As he struggled to survive the 2020 Democratic primary, Joe Biden made a striking pledge before voting began in heavily African American, must-win South Carolina: His first Supreme Court appointment would be a Black woman. On Thursday, with his poll numbers reaching new lows and his...

Honduras' new president sworn in amid congressional impasse

Jan. 27, 2022 18:20 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Hondurans saw Xiomara Castro sworn in as their country’s first female president Thursday amid a sea of waving flags in the national stadium. Castro blasted the outgoing administration for leaving her a heavily indebted country where poverty and a lack...

14.5M get health care under Obama law, with help from Biden

Jan. 27, 2022 11:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 14.5 million Americans are getting private health insurance for this year under the Obama-era health law, thanks to help from the Biden administration. “Health care should be a right, not a privilege, for all Americans,” President Joe Biden said...

EXPLAINER: What’s next for the Supreme Court vacancy?

Jan. 27, 2022 00:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats are expected to move quickly to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, seizing the chance to energize their voting base ahead of November's midterm elections, when control of Congress will be at stake. ...

At least 3 judges eyed as Biden mulls Supreme Court pick

Jan. 26, 2022 22:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is eyeing at least three judges for an expected vacancy on the Supreme Court as he prepares to quickly deliver on his campaign pledge to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, according to aides and allies. Biden and...

To highlight economic growth, Biden goes shopping for gifts

Jan. 25, 2022 21:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden pledged last week to chat more with everyday Americans and took an initial step Tuesday afternoon by visiting a gift shop and ice cream store in Washington's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Biden went shopping at Honey Made, a boutique that opened...

Honduras in legislative crisis ahead of inauguration

Jan. 25, 2022 15:58 PM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Just two days from inaugurating its next president, Honduras was mired Tuesday in a legislative crisis bordering on the absurd. Early in the morning, when the new Congress was scheduled to open its first session, rival congressional leadership teams...

Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

Jan. 25, 2022 07:48 AM EST

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the finalists for the inaugural Anthem Awards...

Biden to go to Pittsburgh as he looks get out of DC more

Jan. 24, 2022 19:55 PM EST

President Joe Biden is set to travel to Pittsburgh on Friday to spotlight his administration's efforts to strengthen the nation's supply chains and other aspects of his domestic agenda. The White House announced Biden's trip on Monday after the president said last week he would look...