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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:41 PM

In the year of 2012 President Obama has nominated 38 federal judges, the senate has confirmed TWO


... and that does not include the 3 remaining folks nominated in 2011 that are also still waiting for confirmation.

Lists of Appeals Court and District Court nominations and confirmations here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_judges_appointed_by_Barack_Obama


Related articles below...

Collins Requests Confirmation Votes on Judicial Nominees in Lame Duck
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251247699

Filibuster Reform: Democrats, GOP Gear Up For Fight
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/11/filibuster-reform-democrats-republicans_n_2113285.html

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Tx4obama Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
ffr Nov 2012 #2
ladjf Nov 2012 #3
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #4
GusFring Nov 2012 #5
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #7
Cicada Nov 2012 #6
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #8

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:51 PM

1. republicans lost yet they control the senate. who is responsible for that, you may ask nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 PM

2. GOP just holds everything hostage

We need a supermajority to open the doors within congress. We need these seats filled. Enough already!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:12 PM

3. The Republican hijacking goes on. This is been the worst politial catastrophe to ever

befall the U.S. It has got to stop. Or put another way, there has to be a way to
re-establish meaningful government in America.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:38 AM

4. NEW news regarding filibuster reform below ...


Democratic Solution To The Filibuster: Make Them Talk

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/15/democrats-filibuster-reform_n_2141382.html


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:59 AM

5. how many votes are needed to confirm?What can be done?

They're runnung a shadow government.

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Response to GusFring (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:37 PM

7. As it is now...


... when the GOP objects to a nominee it takes '60 yes votes' to get cloture in order to bring the confirmation vote to the senate floor,
then when the full senate votes 51 votes are needed for the confirmation to pass.

The problem has been that the GOP has been objecting to the majority of the nominees.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:35 AM

6. And Republicans wonder why they're losing elections

Republicans are so clueless they don't understand that their horrible behavior is making people hate them.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:01 PM

8. Need someone from the senate or the administration to go out and let the public know about

this. Need to call out the Rs on this just like McCain and Graham are doing to Rice.

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