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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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