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Senate Holds

Gulf Senator Blocks Obama Science Nominee Over Offshore Drilling Halt

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration won't be able to fill a key science position until it testifies about a decision to block areas of the eas...

GOP: Do as We Say, Not as We Did

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Eric Cantor is a member of the GOP leadership team in the House. He is not known as the brains of that team. He is, however, clearly its smirk.

David Vitter Under Fire For Blocking Obama Science Nominee

The Times-Picayune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Environmental groups are criticizing Sen. David Vitter, R-La., for holding up the nomination of Scott Doney to be chief scientist at the National Ocea...

Filbusters and Holds Have No Place on Confirmations

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

Holds are inherently undemocratic. The filibuster was never meant to be used for such purposes. And it is time for the United States Senate to mend its ways.