05/05/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Conservatives Holding Up Increasing Number Of Obama Nominees

Conservatives in Congress and in the media are attempting to block or delay a growing number of critical nominees for what amount to ideological witch hunts and self-interested horse-trading. As the President attempts to deal with the significant legal and logistical questions surrounding two wars, closing Guantanamo Bay, and caring for our nation's veterans, the people Obama has picked to assist him with such issues are being forced to wait in the wings.

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