What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

President outlines what he wants in a Supreme Court nominee: Writing in SCOTUSblog, Obama said he was seeking a nominee with life experiences “that suggests he or she views the law not only as an intellectual exercise, but also grasps the way it affects the daily reality of people’s lives in a big, complicated democracy, and in rapidly changing times.” Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday they would not hold hearings on a nominee before the next president takes office in January.

FIFA rejects appeals by Blatter and Platini: But their bans were reduced from eight years to six. Here’s FIFA’s statement.

Obama names a new Librarian of Congress:

Today, I'm nominating Dr. Carla Hayden to be our 14th Librarian of Congress. Michelle and I have known Carla since her...

Posted by President Obama on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Still no dislike button:

Today is our worldwide launch of Reactions -- the new Like button with more ways to express yourself. Not every moment...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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