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Senate blocks Obama choice for No. 2 at Justice
Google (AP) ^ | May 8, 2011

Posted on 05/09/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT by South40

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's choice for the No. 2 job in the Justice Department and dampened talk that Osama bin Laden's death might usher in bipartisan cooperation on terrorism matters.

The 50-40 vote, short of the Senate's required 60-vote threshold, sidelined Obama's monthslong drive to make official James M. Cole's position as deputy attorney general.

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Some saw the vote Monday, which Senate Democrats kept open for about 40 extra minutes, as an early sign of whether Republicans might give Obama the national security team he seeks. Only Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crossed partisan lines. At the last minute, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., changed his vote to 'no' to comply with obscure rules that allow him to bring up the nomination at a later point.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blocks; cole; doj; jamescole; justice; recessappointment; senate

1 posted on 05/09/2011 5:44:29 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Now if we could just get rid of Holder.


2 posted on 05/09/2011 5:46:30 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: South40

10 abstained??


3 posted on 05/09/2011 5:48:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: beethovenfan

Holder is on the take and don’t tell me the Pubs don’t know it.

But he goes on and on and I’ve yet to see Boehner or McConnell on the air lambasting that dishonest thief.


4 posted on 05/09/2011 5:48:14 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/2011/02/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: beethovenfan

And Lugar and all other RINOs.


5 posted on 05/09/2011 5:48:16 PM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: South40

Another victory for the real America.


6 posted on 05/09/2011 5:48:29 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: South40

Meh. Recess appointment.


7 posted on 05/09/2011 5:49:40 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: South40

Suck on that one dims........


8 posted on 05/09/2011 5:51:45 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: South40

Lugar voted FOR this lowlife?


9 posted on 05/09/2011 5:54:54 PM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: South40

Dear Indiana Republicans, please vote for Lugar’s opponent in the Republican primary next spring. It’s time for Lugar to retire.


10 posted on 05/09/2011 5:59:17 PM PDT by DFG (1 useless man is called a disgrace, 2 are called a law firm, 3 or more are called Congress)
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To: South40

Not Voting WY Barrasso, John [R]
Not Voting CA Boxer, Barbara [D]
Not Voting SC Graham, Lindsey [R]
Not Voting UT Hatch, Orrin [R]
Not Voting LA Landrieu, Mary [D]
Not Voting AZ McCain, John [R]
Not Voting KS Moran, Jerry [R]
Not Voting VT Sanders, Bernard [I]
Not Voting PA Toomey, Patrick [R]
Not Voting LA Vitter, David [R]
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http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2011-67&sort=vote
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11 posted on 05/09/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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To: DFG

We need to unload both Lugar and Hatch. I’d almost prefer a RAT to Lugar because you know a RAT won’t help you. Lugar is a snake in the grass RINO who’s been in the Senate for 34 years. Time for him to go!!!


12 posted on 05/09/2011 6:05:02 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: South40

They missed the boat again.

The guy to block was Holder.


13 posted on 05/09/2011 6:15:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

We thought that Republicans never show backbone? Well, they did this time. I also have additional good news. You might remember last year when I pinged you about Robert N. Chatigny, the leftist Federal Judge from Connecticut who intervened on behalf of a serial killer and was later nominated by Obama for the Federal Court of Appeals. Well, Chatigny withdrew after Republicans formed a united front against him.

It isn’t over yet.


14 posted on 05/09/2011 6:25:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of love, peace, and goodwill, and if you say that they aren't, they'll kill you)
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To: Carley

Lugar’s a dud.


15 posted on 05/09/2011 6:28:30 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: South40
Only Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., crossed partisan lines.

This is the reason Lugar must be defeated in the Primary.

16 posted on 05/09/2011 6:30:42 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: DFG

Phuck that...vote for Lugar’s democratic opponent... This guy is badd news and always has been....


17 posted on 05/09/2011 6:50:58 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Repeal The 17th

The abstainers were the usual list of weasely prevaricators.


18 posted on 05/09/2011 7:06:56 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Iron Munro
The guy to block was Holder.

Absolutely. In a vote of 75-21, the following 19 bend over Republicans voted to place Holder in charge of the DOJ.

Alexander (R-TN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Chambliss (R-Ga)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Sessions (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Voinovich (R-OH)

19 posted on 05/09/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

What do they have against Cole?


20 posted on 05/09/2011 8:41:25 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
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To: newzjunkey

Cole is a left-wing ideologue who places terrorists in the same category as common criminals and thus wants to try them in criminal court.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 8:59:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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