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Senators edge away from showdown over Obama nominees
foxnews.com ^ | 7/16/13 | ap/foxnews

Posted on 07/16/2013 3:54:05 PM PDT by ColdOne

Senate leaders slowly stepped away from a major showdown over presidential nominees on Tuesday, as Republicans dropped their opposition to a key appointee and Democrats offered a significant concession in return -- the withdrawal of two controversial labor board picks.

By Tuesday afternoon, lawmakers were describing the arrangement as a tentative "deal" that could avert an ugly stand-off. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earlier had demanded that Republicans advance and approve at least seven nominees or face a controversial rule change that could drain their power. But Reid confirmed late Tuesday that things were cooling down.

"We have a new start for this body, and I feel very comfortable with it," Reid said.

On the Republican end, several members of the GOP joined Democrats to advance, in a 71-29 vote, the nomination of Richard Cordray, Obama's pick for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He was later approved in a 66-34 vote.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: harryreid; nevada; nuclearoption; randsconcerntrolls; reidbackeddown; richardcordray
Senators edge away from showdown cave in over Obama nominees.

Fixed it.

1 posted on 07/16/2013 3:54:05 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

And to think that our Cuban senator from Florida doesn’t know what it is to be “Rolled”.


2 posted on 07/16/2013 3:56:18 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ColdOne

Way OT: Did that blonde on Bret Bair’s panel on Benghazi just mention the admin was considering DEFAULT? About two minutes ago?


3 posted on 07/16/2013 3:56:40 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: ColdOne

Vapid poofters!


4 posted on 07/16/2013 4:01:36 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ColdOne

GOP clucks away like fleeing chickens.

AS USUAL.

*spits on the ground in utter disgust*


5 posted on 07/16/2013 4:07:19 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

The way I look at it - they were caught between a rock and a hard place - they certainly don’t want the nuclear option to be implemented. I just hope the DEMS lose their majority in 2014 and hear the last of the whiny, Harry Reid.


6 posted on 07/16/2013 4:14:13 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.
Republicans dropped their opposition to a key appointee and Democrats offered a significant concession in return -- the withdrawal of two controversial labor board picks.

7 posted on 07/16/2013 4:16:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Catsrus

They are always between a rock and a hard place, even when they are not.

Whether the filibuster rule is changed or not changed, the appointments are made.

The things that are filibustered are passed in spite of being filibustered.

The republicans do not have even a single legislative victory over the democrats.

They are 0 for 106 trillion.

Their record really can’t get any worse at all.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 4:25:19 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ColdOne

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A Tea Party Senator would ‘pink slip’ the lot of them and filibuster this blackmail to death.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 4:26:08 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder what REALLY happened. I don’t buy this koom-by-ya b.s.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 4:27:06 PM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: mrsmith

We need a new party that voluntarily commits to term limits—one term in the senate and 2 terms in the house. They just have to say “No, no, no, no and no.”


11 posted on 07/16/2013 4:36:12 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Catsrus

The Republican leaders in the Senate and the House are all cowards.

Reid blackmailed Senate Republicans, and they gave into the threat.

Now, the Republicans will learn what happens when you pay off a blackmailer — the blackmailer always want more.


12 posted on 07/16/2013 4:37:37 PM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: Oak Grove

It isn’t the first time and probably won’t be the last that they roll over. I haven’t actually followed this too much, so I don’t have much to say until I read and comprehend it all.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 4:40:27 PM PDT by Catsrus (`)
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To: chris37
"Their record really can’t get any worse at all."

Yes. It can. Watch, as in the coming weeks they betray us all by joining the canonization of "St. Skittles," and sign off on sweeping gun control legislation. The IRS and NSA has them by the short hairs. They will do as they're told
14 posted on 07/16/2013 4:52:54 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: ColdOne

And Mitch move to the head of the expansive list of quisling gop minority leaders ...


15 posted on 07/16/2013 4:54:50 PM PDT by kitchen (Make plans and prepare. You'll never have trouble if you're ready for it. - TR)
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To: PowderMonkey

Yes, they will, I do agree.

And I must grant the point that 0 and 106 trillion and 2 is worse than 0 and 106 trillion.

I used to say that the GOP stands for nothing, but I was wrong about that too.

The GOP stands for the democrat agenda every single time.


16 posted on 07/16/2013 4:57:30 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ColdOne

Sen spineless Mitch McConnell sets the example for the GOP in the senate.


17 posted on 07/16/2013 5:21:36 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: ColdOne

“Senate leaders slowly stepped away from a major showdown over presidential nominees on Tuesday, as Republicans dropped their opposition to a key appointee and Democrats offered a significant concession in return — the withdrawal of two controversial labor board picks.”

The withdrawal of two controversial labor board picks WHO WERE ILLEGALLY APPOINTED AND WHOSE APPOINTMENT WAS FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY A COURT is significant? The Republicans got nothing and gave away everything.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: ColdOne

The Republican Party is absolutely useless...


19 posted on 07/16/2013 5:44:05 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: ColdOne
Senate leaders slowly stepped away from a major showdown over presidential nominees on Tuesday, as Republicans dropped their opposition to a key appointee and Democrats offered a significant concession in return -- the withdrawal of two controversial labor board picks.

An old Commie trick: Two steps forward, one step back.

20 posted on 07/16/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: ColdOne
Notice that the GOP "leaders" and many GOP senators are willing to give Obozo JUDGES (infinite evil) and therefore sell out the babies, sell out gun owners, sell out marriage standards, sell out on every social issue (unpopular at the polo club, don'tcha know?) in order to get rid of two already destroyed nominees to the National Labor Relations Board in order to make private sector plutocrats "feel good" and feel protected from the constantly disappearing private sector labor unions. One more instance of Muffy's Trust Fund Uber Alles.

Well, let Muffy re-elect them to the Senate since she is all they care about. It is high time for Sarah Palin (a real GOP woman) and her Freedom Party. Let's roll and send the utterly unprincipled greedbag/gasbag Thurston Howells of the US Senate to the dustbin of embarrassing history where they belong or let us yawn indifferently if Obozo sends them to a gulag.

21 posted on 07/16/2013 11:28:38 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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