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Shelby Blocks All Obama Nominations Over Alabama Earmarks

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First Posted: 04/06/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

TPMDC:

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary "blanket hold" on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, CongressDaily (sub. req.) reports. The hold means no nominations can move forward unless Senate Democrats can secure a 60-member cloture vote to break it, or until Shelby lifts the hold.

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