Ketanji Brown Jackson today: Judge says ‘we made it’ as Biden criticizes GOP ‘verbal abuse’ in hearing


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Joe Biden will deliver a White House speech today honoring the confirmation of his first Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will become the court’s first black female judge when she joins the bench later this year.

After gaining the support of three Republican senators—Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney—she also gained the support of all 50 Democrats. The president shared a video yesterday of him watching the confirmation vote with Ms. Brown Jackson by his side.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Tim Scott has lashed out at criticism from progressive pundits after voting “no” to the judge’s confirmation. He specifically attacked MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid after she accused him of allowing “Lindsey Graham and the Sheriffs” to “let him out” to support conservative policies. “Now he agrees to Lindsey’s dog barking racism against Judge Jackson because: He’s Tim Scott,” she tweeted.

“What’s so offensive about what Joy says is that a black man can’t think for himself,” Scott said in response.

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The Independent raises Melissa Lucio’s death penalty case in White House

The White House said it had “nothing to predict” regarding the case of Melissa Lucia, a Texas woman on death row for the alleged murder of her two 2-year-old daughter, after the independent asked if President Joe Biden would consider asking Governor Greg Abbott to intervene.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 21:52

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White House asked for Rishi Sunak green card

In response to a question from the independentAndrew Feinberg, there has been no official government response regarding the controversy that British Chancellor Rishi Sunak will be allowed to remain a permanent resident of the US while serving in the UK Parliament, although Jen Psaki says the White House will see if there are any can provide more information.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 8:41 PM

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Oprah Says: ‘I Feel Greatly Refreshed Today’ After Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Comments

Oprah Winfrey celebrates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court by posting the poem’s final stanza I am a black woman by Mari Evans.



i am a black woman

As big as a cypress

Powerful

defiant place

and time

and circumstance

attacked

impenetrable

Indestructible

Look at me and be renewed.

Oprah added, “I feel incredibly refreshed today because of the power and grace of our new Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.”

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 8:30 PM

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“Like everyone else, the president could test positive for Covid at some point,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said during the daily briefing.

President Joe Biden tested negative this morning and the administration emphasized that he has taken a wide range of measures to prevent him from contracting Covid-19, such as being vaccinated and double boosted.

Ms Psaki notes that he can continue his duties even if he tests positive: “We risk an assessment, just like everyone else in the country, and it is important for him to be able to continue his presidential duties now and even if he is in the future positive test. †

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 19:48

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President Joe Biden travels to Greensboro, North Carolina

On Thursday, April 14, the president will travel to Greensboro, North Carolina to discuss his administration’s efforts to make more money in America, rebuild our supply chains here at home, and lower costs for the American people as part of Building a Better America. This trip will be bundled press. Additional details to follow.

The president then travels to Camp David and stays there over the Easter weekend.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 19:43

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White House briefing: US security assistance to Ukraine

White House press secretary Jen Psaki begins the briefing with a list of security assistance to Ukraine. It includes 50 million ammunition and thousands of anti-armor/aircraft systems.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 19:40

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Dan Liever hopes Jackson’s word ‘heralds a vision of hope’

Veteran broadcaster Dan Liever tweeted: “Please stop listening to what you’re doing and share this historic moment. Judge Jackson’s words resound in the face of cynicism, grow from the deep roots of pain and strife, and usher in a vision of hope in a better and more just America.”

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 19:30

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Biden tests negative for Covid-19

A White House official says President Joe Biden was tested for Covid-19 this morning and the result was negative.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 19:11

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Biden condemns attack on Ukrainian train station

President Joe Biden condemned the attack on the Ukrainian train station this morning, calling it “another heinous atrocity committed by Russia”.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 6:57 PM

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Ketanji Brown Jackson delivers rousing speech that marks historic confirmation for Supreme Court

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered a poignant speech that linked her historic confirmation as the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court with the origins of many black Americans in the United States with a simple sentence, “We made it.”

Eric Garcia reports from Washington, DC.

Oliver O’ConnellApr 8, 2022 6:38 PM

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