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Trump Ups the Drama for His Supreme Court Pick

The president has asked both leading candidates for the job to come to Washington, moved up the announcement, and scheduled it for prime time.
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All that’s missing is a rose ceremony right out of The Bachelor—a disappointing oversight for a president who was a reality-TV star and has a Rose Garden at his disposal.

Donald Trump plans to announce his first selection for the Supreme Court Tuesday night, offering the announcement at 8 p.m., in the middle of prime time. That’s a departure from the standard procedure in recent years, in which presidents have unveiled their nominees during the middle of

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