Obama's Two-Part Scalia Strategy: Shame and Credible Nominee

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  • Republicans vowed to block any Obama choice for Supreme Court
  • Outside group running ads in Iowa, Grassley's home state

Brian Sandoval, governor of Nevada, speaks to attendees during the Faraday Future Inc. event at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Jan. 4, 2016.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The White House is mounting a two-pronged strategy to force through a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: relying on allies to shame the Republicans for their obstruction while showing President Barack Obama in high-minded deliberations over the next nominee.

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