It’s time for another episode of Confidence Interval, where we share a hot take we’ve been hearing … and then reveal how confident we really feel about the idea. This time, politics reporter Alex Samuels examines why President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee might motivate Republican voters more than Democrat voters in the upcoming midterms.
Murkowski is widely viewed as one of the most likely Republican senators to support Biden’s pick. She has backed 79 percent of Biden’s judicial nominees this Congress and voted last year to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Jackson is viewed as a frontrunner for the Supreme Court seat. … Read more
A secretive liberal dark-money juggernaut spent more than a billion dollars in 2020 to help President Biden win the White House, take the US Senate and hold the US House of Representatives. This group, Arabella Advisors, isn’t a household name, but if there is a liberal cause that you’ve heard of, Arabella is likely funding … Read more
Sodertalje, in the south-west of Sweden, has introduced a pilot scheme, where crows receive a little food for every butt they deposit in a bespoke machine designed by a startup A crow is trained to pick up cigarette butts in Taby, near Stockholm, Sweden ( Image: REUTERS) Crows are being recruited to pick up discarded … Read more
The dean of the Georgetown University Law Center described the tweets of a new faculty member who questioned the qualifications of President Biden’s potential new Supreme Court pick as “appalling.” Ilya Shapiro, who was the head of the conservative think tank Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., begins his new job as executive director and senior … Read more
With Wednesday’s news that Judge Stephen Breyer will retire from the Supreme Court At the end of their current term, Democrats have avoided their worst-case scenario for the nation’s highest court: that Republicans would take control of the Senate before Breyer retires, allowing Senator Mitch McConnell to keep Breyer’s seat open to eventually replace the … Read more