This week, the first case of the Omicron variant of covid-19 was detected in the United States. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court also heard arguments on whether a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy should be upheld.
President Joe Biden is back in Washington after Wednesday’s historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Stateside in Washington this week, a bipartisan group of at least 20 senators has signaled agreement to a $1 trillion compromise on infrastructure funding.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take up an appeal filed by a Republican congressman who asked the court to nullify the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania.
President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward with the transition to form a new administration despite President Trump's refusal to concede the election. Biden's team meanwhile announced hundreds of hires even as one government agency continues to block some resources from the president-elect.
The Supreme Court late Wednesday declined to block lower court rulings that allow six extra days for accepting ballots sent by mail in North Carolina. The justices left the later deadline in place, a victory for Democrats in a presidential battleground state.
A bitterly divided Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice to the Supreme Court on Monday, elevating just the fifth woman to the court in its 231-year history and one who further cements its conservative shift — a legacy that will last even if Republicans lose power in next week’s elections.