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Obama's historic trip to Cuba, Boehner backs Ryan for president and Supreme Court to consider Obamacare contraception mandate

March 18, 2016
Obama will be the first president since Coolidge to visit Cuba.
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Who is Merrick Garland? Legal analysts review his record — and his chance

March 16, 2016
Following President Obama’s nomination of chief D.C. Circuit appeals judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Judy Woodruff turns to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal and former Solicitor General Seth Waxman for more on the unique situation. Also, Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) for some insight into how Congress will respond.
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What Obama looks for in a Supreme Court nominee

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May 1, 2009
President Obama nominated Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, his third nomination as president. In 2009, just 102 days into his first term, President Obama was tasked with naming his first nominee to the Supreme Court when Justice David Souter announced his plans to retire. Empathy was one of the chief qualities Obama was looking for in a potential nominee, as NBC News' Pete Williams explained on Washington Week.
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Pete Williams in 2010: Merrick Garland the "safer choice"

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May 14, 2010
When President Obama made his last Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan in 2010, NBC News' Pete Williams said Merrick Garland, Obama's newest pick, would have been an "even safer choice."
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Marco Rubio suspends his presidential campaign after disappointing loss in Florida

March 15, 2016
Marco Rubio officially suspended his presidential campaign after a disappointing loss to Donald Trump in Florida. "While it is not God's plan that I be plan in 2016 or maybe ever, while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that I've even come this far is evidence of how special America truly is and all the reason more why we must do all we can to ensure this nation remains a special place," Rubio told supporters.
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Hillary Clinton celebrates wins in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina

March 15, 2016
After big wins in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, Hillary Clinton told supporters she is now one step closer to winning the Democratic nomination -- adding to her pledged delegate lead over Bernie Sanders.
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Hillary Clinton rebukes Donald Trump's position on immigration and torture

March 15, 2016
Celebrating her wins in Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton rebuked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for his positions on immigration and torture. "When we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million immigrants, banning all Muslims from entering the United States, when he embraces torture, that doesn't make him strong, it makes him wrong," Clinton said.
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John Kasich wins home state Ohio

March 15, 2016
John Kasich said his home state of Ohio was must-win for him to continue his presidential campaign, and Tuesday he beat Donald Trump. "It's been my intention to make you proud," John Kasich​ said. "And I want to remind you again tonight that I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land."