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March 25, 2013


Blocking Cabinet Nominees Now Routine

"Over the past few weeks three different senators have put the nominations of three picks by President Obama -- the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Interior Department and Labor Department -- in jeopardy," The Fix reports.

"In none of these instances... did the senators suggest the president's nominees were unqualified... So the question is, why has it become so common for senators to throw up roadblocks in the confirmation process?"

"The answer: Because Washington has become so dysfunctional, threatening a high-profile nomination has become one of the best ways senators can now achieve their normal policy objectives."












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