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Democrats seek swift confirmation to fill Supreme Court seat

Jan. 27, 2022 06:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats who have played defense for the last three Supreme Court vacancies plan to move swiftly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, using the rapid 2020 confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a new standard. Barrett was...

At least 3 judges eyed as Biden mulls Supreme Court pick

Jan. 27, 2022 00:18 AM 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...

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. ...

Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick

Jan. 26, 2022 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, numerous sources said Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden his first high court opening, which he has pledged to fill with the historic naming of the court's first Black woman. Breyer, 83, has...

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...

Reimer, Sharks beat Capitals 4-1 to snap 2-game skid

Jan. 26, 2022 22:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Reimer has seen plenty of Alex Ovechkin throughout his career and been on the unfortunate end of one of his many goals like so many netminders around the NHL. On Wednesday night, Reimer was feeling lucky, and it showed. Reimer stopped Ovechkin...

Rosendale asks court to dismiss campaign finance lawsuit

Jan. 26, 2022 18:50 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges his campaign and the National Rifle Association illegally worked together to run ads during his unsuccessful 2018 race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. ...

Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

Jan. 26, 2022 18:19 PM EST

Health care workers in about half the states face a Thursday deadline to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under a Biden administration mandate that will be rolled out across the rest of the country in the coming weeks. While the requirement is welcomed by some, others...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Advance Media New York. January 23, 2022. Editorial: With Rep. John Katko out, Republicans have a choice: CNY values or Trumpism? Rep. John Katko’s regrettable decision to retire from Congress at the end of his term frees him to speak his mind without regard to the...

Democrats seek swift confirmation to fill Supreme Court seat

Jan. 26, 2022 16:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats who have played defense for the last three Supreme Court vacancies plan to move swiftly to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, using the rapid 2020 confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a new standard. Barrett was...