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Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant seat. But Senate Republicans refuse to hold confirmation hearings in an election cycle.
Protesters took to the streets after President Dilma Rousseff named ex-president Lula her chief of staff. The move is widely seen as a way to shield him from prosecution.
Left rates unchanged but lowered expectations of how many hikes to expect this year, from four to two. The next increase may be in June.
Emissions have stabilized in the past two years. They even decreased in the US and China, and 90% of new energy comes from renewable sources.
“Judge Garland's record demonstrates that he is essentially the model, neutral judge. He is acknowledged by all to be brilliant.”
Tom Goldstein, publisher of SCOTUSblog
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