Watch Kathy Hochul Give Her First State of the State Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul was set to pledge $10 billion to boost the state’s decimated health care work force, and to direct funds to further combat gun violence.

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Why Supreme Court Justices Need Term Limits

It is the best way to address the crisis in the court’s functioning and legitimacy.

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Debate Over ‘Packing’ Supreme Court Divides Biden Panel

The bipartisan group voted 34 to 0 to send the president a report analyzing ideas like Supreme Court expansion, but it declined to take a stand.

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Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Prepares to Vote on Final Report

A draft version of the document flagged deep disputes over court expansion while exploring how phasing in term limits might work.

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Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Shows Interest in Term Limits

But in newly released materials, members of the panel acknowledged “profound disagreement” over the wisdom of adding more justices to the court.

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Biden Panel Wary of Expanding Supreme Court, but Open to Term Limits

Preliminary draft materials suggested that adding justices might be seen as a “partisan maneuver,” but said that an 18-year tenure merits “serious consideration.”

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The Supreme Court v. Reality

These justices are courting disaster for the rest of us.

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‘Follow the Party Forever’: China Plans a Communist Birthday Bash

Patriotic films. History lessons. Mass weddings. The Chinese Communist Party is going into overdrive to celebrate its 100th birthday.

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Supreme Court Commission to Scrutinize Reforms Beyond Expanding Justice Seats

President Biden’s new panel, which is set to meet on Friday, has ambitions to tackle many other proposals to overhaul the court.

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Vietnam Gives Nguyen Phu Trong a 3rd Term as Communist Chief

Nguyen Phu Trong, 76, was named to a third term in office as party leaders were unable to reach consensus on a successor. The reappointment may have put off a transition to more pragmatic leadership.

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Last-Minute Rule Seeks Term Limits on Top Career Health Officials

The Trump administration wants to mandate job reviews for top government scientists and managers every five years, which could lead to reassignment.

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Is Xi Jinping Too Strong for China’s Good?

Unlike any Chinese leader since 1949, he has no identifiable rivals and no likely successors.

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Change the Supreme Court? You Have Ideas

We asked readers if and how you would alter the way justices are chosen and how the court works, and received more than 1,500 responses. Some of your suggestions would require constitutional amendments.

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With Elections Ahead, Some African Presidents Try Engineering Results

Presidential elections are scheduled soon in at least 10 African countries. Many incumbents are changing constitutions and bending rules to ensure they stay in power.

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A Battle Over the Battle for the Supreme Court

Jamelle Bouie joins the podcast for a debate on reforming the highest court in the land.

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End the Poisonous Process of Picking Supreme Court Justices

I’m a libertarian-conservative. We need to depoliticize the court and appoint members to a single 18-year-term.

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Sri Lanka Vote Hands Rajapaksa Family a Bigger Slice of Control

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned.

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Protests Rock Russian Far East With Calls for Putin to Resign

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Russia’s usually somnolent hinterland after the arrest of a popular regional governor.

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Putin Orchestrates Russia Referendum to Keep Him in Power

Russia’s constitutional “referendum” delivered its expected outcome — President Putin can serve until 2036 — but an elaborate spectacle of public affirmation was vital to his legitimacy.

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