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After bitter battles, Senate eyes less toxic court fight

In a Senate where bitter Supreme Court battles have left a lasting imprint, the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s pick for Supreme Court has the potential to be much less combative and toxic Learn More


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Who's who among some possible top Supreme Court contenders

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement gives President Joe Biden a chance to make his first nomination to the high court More »


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

President Joe Biden is nodding to his most stalwart supporters in promising to nominate a Black woman for the new vacancy on the Supreme Court More »


Low public confidence in Supreme Court as Breyer retires

Justice Stephen Breyer's impending retirement from the Supreme Court gives President Joe Biden his first pick at a time when the public has increasingly negative views of the high court More »


Breyer leaves a court more conservative than one he joined

In the nearly 30 years that Justice Stephen Breyer has spent on the Supreme Court, it's been conservative, then more conservative and now much more conservative More »


Kerry warns governments falling short on climate efforts

Top diplomats of the United States and the world’s other biggest climate-polluting nations have convened to address global warming for the first time since November's U.N. climate summit More »


Key Pa. Dems to miss Biden visit, cite scheduling conflicts

When President Joe Biden goes to Pittsburgh on Friday, two of the three Democrats on Pennsylvania’s statewide ballot this spring who were invited to appear with Biden will not be in attendance More »


Biden: Ready for 'long overdue' pick of Black female justice

President Joe Biden has strongly affirmed that he will nominate the first Black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court More »


Biden, German leader to discuss Ukraine at Feb. 7 meeting

The White House says President Joe Biden and new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will discuss Russian aggression toward Ukraine when they meet next month More »


Watchdog says key federal health agency is failing on crises

A federal watchdog says the government's main health agency is failing to meet its responsibilities for leading the national response to public health emergencies including the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather disasters and even potential bioterrorist attacks More »


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