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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nine Obama Nominees Being Held Up By GOP Lawmakers

In recent weeks President Obama has come under fire recently for being "too cautious" and "too slow" in making appointments to vacant federal posts. Many of these posts however, have not filled as the result of Republicans holds and obstruction.

Below, a slideshow of nine appointees who are in limbo -- and the (often unrelated) political motivations behind their sorry situations.

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Slide Show: Obama Nominees Being Held Up By GOP
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Slide Show: Obama Nominees Being Held Up By GOP

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