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Senator Places Blanket Hold On Obama Nominees

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Posted on February 5 2010 12:55 pm
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By: Ed Morrissey

Senator Richard Shelby has placed a rare “blanket hold” on all nominations from Barack Obama, according to reports from both The Hill and Talking Points Memo.  Until he lifts the hold, none of these nominations can proceed to a floor vote for confirmation. While some may initially believe this to be a good strategy for fighting what have appeared to be selections of hard-Left appointments, a spokesman for Shelby makes clear that the Senator is most interested in protecting pork.

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