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March 17, 2016 6:09 am

Report: Obama Picks Moderate for Supreme Court to Pressure Republicans

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US President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza.

US President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza.

Politico – What, President Barack Obama would like to know, could Republicans have against an older, moderate white man who chokes up talking about marrying his wife.

The White House finished the day Wednesday feeling pretty good about Day One of the long Supreme Court fight ahead, able to point to support from major institutional players from both parties, a rush of largely positive coverage about Merrick Garland and most importantly, a series of cracks in what was before the official nomination an almost completely solid wall of Republican Senate opposition.

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  • John Train

    The nominee is a very nice person. Unfortunately, all his votes a left of center. He is not a compromise candidate. He is the fifth sure liberal vote.

  • Ben Kramer

    Way to go republicans. That’s why Trump is kicking your asses.

  • Richard

    So, within a liberal’s political lifetime; how likely is it that the American Constitution could change legally, radically and permanently ? … as some would say