Monday, February 08, 2010

Your government at work - Thanks Alabama!

Senate Holds, Filibusters, and the “Nuclear” Option | Secrecy News: "Last week, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) placed a “hold” on all of the Obama Administration nominations that are pending before the Senate, thereby preventing a vote on their confirmation.

There are said to be at least 70 such nominations awaiting Senate action, including those of several senior defense and intelligence officials.

Sen. Shelby, a man of flexible principles who has served as both a Democrat and a Republican, reportedly adopted the blanket holds in an attempt to compel the Administration to award certain defense contracts to his home state of Alabama."

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