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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:11 PM
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Senate GOP forcing Holder confirmation to be put off until next week...
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:29 PM by Dennis Donovan

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/01/vote_dela...

Vote delayed on US attorney general-nominee

REUTERS
Reuters North American News Service

Jan 21, 2009 15:07 EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers Wednesday forced the Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone for one week a vote on U.S. attorney general-nominee Eric Holder.

Holder appears virtually certain to win ultimate confirmation by the full Senate. But committee Republicans invoked their right for a one-time, one-week postponement of the scheduled vote Wednesday.

Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the panel's ranking Republican, said members of his party on the panel wanted more time to examine the nomination.



On edit: I just saw the video on CNN - Leahy was PISSED when Specter asked for the week! :wow:
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:12 PM
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1. It's fucking Arlen fucking Specter...
:grr:

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:13 PM
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2. obstructionists....
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 02:15 PM by spanone
nuclear option?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:17 PM
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6. Specter knows that all of his lots of chat and no
action re Bushco is about to be exposed. They can't stop the appointment.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:14 PM
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3. Damn, it Leahy... Kick him in the groin and lets be done with it...
this sucks.... we need a competent AG and stat!
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:15 PM
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4. UP OR DOWN!!!
UP OR DOWN!!!

:cry:


...and away we go...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:16 PM
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5. They need the shredding time. n/t
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:21 PM
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7. figures.....
...I'll link to what I posted earlier:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:31 PM
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8. Dammit Reid, get ahead on this! n/t
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 02:56 PM
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9. Nothing like reaching back across the aisle?
Wake up Obama. They need a kick in the groin.
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