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Biden says he’s willing ‘to compromise’ with Republicans on infrastructure bill – live

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Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 7.57pm BST Pressure among the left for Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer to retire is growing. Another progressive group, Women s March, is calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire so Biden can replace him.

The longer Breyer stays on the Court, the more he risks leaving everything we care about in the hands of Mitch McConnell.” pic.twitter.com/iZvaShtgYmBut even as some liberal groups boot up a “Breyer Retire” campaign, the Democratic Party is sensitive to the justice’s predicament. That’s why neither Democratic lawmakers nor President Joe Biden are putting overt retirement pressure on the Bill Clinton appointee while their party still holds the Senate. But Breyer’s future is on everyone’s minds, maybe even the justice’s own.Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said he would “never presume to tell a Supreme Court justice to retire,” but that Breyer himself “is very familiar with the potential risks of a Republican president appointing his successor.” 7.31pm BST Top Republicans are saying they are open to some kind of bipartisan infrastructure bill and Joe Biden himself says he is too. During his meeting with a bipartisan group with lawmakers today the president said: “I am prepared to compromise... It’s a big package but there are a lot of needs,” according to a White House pool report. Continue reading...


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