At a White House event with Breyer, President Biden said it was his intention is to name a nominee to replace him by the end of February and that it will be a Black woman.
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With Justice Stephen Breyer stepping down, President Biden has his first nomination to the high court. He campaigned on picking a Black woman for the lifetime appointment.
The city council also approved St. Anthony’s hospital moving to Little Village and put restrictions on sugary drinks on kids menus.
Behind the scenes, Breyer pushed and prodded his fellow justices for consensus. His decision gives President Biden his first opportunity to name a new justice to the court.
Biden is considering sending up to 5,000 troops to Eastern European countries, including Romania and Poland, a U.S. official told NPR. Russia has stationed 100,000 troops near Ukraine.
Citing a “continued threat of Russian military action,” the U.S. State Department also authorized the voluntary departure of nonessential embassy employees at its embassy in Kyiv.
President Biden’s 1st year in office was marked by the pandemic fight, the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and a tough push to get his agenda through Congress.
Arguments aired Wednesday focused on a $220,000 campaign expenditure by former Ald. Danny Solis, a government mole, for his attorneys.
The deal was approved by the non-profit board of directors and is expected to close Jan. 31. It will create a new journalistic powerhouse in Chicago and a potential national model.
Civil rights leaders have implored lawmakers to take action as election officials warn that new state laws are making it more difficult to vote in some parts of the country.