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Where Things Stand: One Bright Spot For Biden As 2021 Draws To A Grim End Prime Badge
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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has effectively doomed President Biden’s hopes of passing his most meaningful legislative package this year. Things aren’t looking any better for Democratic efforts on voting rights (also largely Manchin’s fault). While the administration has made significant advances in getting the country vaccinated this year, Omicron has brought pandemic-ending progress to a standstill for now.

But the Biden administration, with the help of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has quietly made some progress on one major pillar of Biden’s presidency: confirming judges.

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Where Things Stand: Trump’s Judicial Success Could Linger Longer Than You Think Prime Badge
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With the help of his Senate Republican lackeys (mostly Mitch McConnell) President Trump has shoved through not only a record number of judges to lifelong appointments, but he’s done it at an unprecedented pace — more than lapping his predecessor.

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The empty courtroom is seen at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as the justices prepare final decisions of the high court's term, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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