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Senate leaders Reid, McConnell strike deal on judicial nominees
The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Josiah Ryan

Posted on 03/14/2012 4:00:19 PM PDT by ColdOne

Senate leaders on Wednesday reached an agreement on a group of President Obama’s judicial nominees, avoiding a showdown that could have brought the chamber to standstill.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) cancelled cloture votes on 17 of Obama's nominees set to begin on Wednesday afternoon after reaching the deal with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Under the agreement, the Senate will put 14 of the 17 judicial nominees up for a vote by May 7th at a pace of two per week, according to a Senate Democratic aide.

"Which is great because we've been averaging one nomination a week," the aide said.

McConnell claimed some victory, noting that as part of the agreement, the Senate would turn next to the JOBS Act that was passed by the House last week. Senate Republicans have been pushing for action on the bill, but Reid said the judicial nominees needed to be dealt with first.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell

1 posted on 03/14/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
McConnell claimed some victory, noting that as part of the agreement, the Senate would turn next to the JOBS Act that was passed by the House last week. Senate Republicans have been pushing for action on the bill, but Reid said the judicial nominees needed to be dealt with first.

MORON! IDIOT!!

2 posted on 03/14/2012 4:02:24 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

YUP, just downright horrific! I am running out of words to use about the GOP without getting in trouble!


3 posted on 03/14/2012 4:04:37 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Thanks Mitch for ‘F ing over your country for a generation.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 4:04:58 PM PDT by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: ColdOne

GOP gets screwed again.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 4:06:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ColdOne

When, someone tell me when, the Republican members of the Senate will learn that dealing with Harry Reid is a complete and total waste of time. The man is beyond explanation and yet he makes them follow him around like a puppy looking or scraps


6 posted on 03/14/2012 4:09:31 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: ColdOne

I read the headlines and know without even reading the article....

BOHICA


7 posted on 03/14/2012 4:11:28 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: ColdOne

Damn McConnell, bring the senate to a halt if you
have to.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 4:20:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Caved, as just about everyone predicted. Damn.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 4:23:42 PM PDT by RGF
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To: ColdOne

I can see coming to “a deal”, but 14 out of 17 corrupt Democrat scumbags??
7 out of 17, maybe, but yow...! This is another big step for flushing America right down the freaking toilet.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 4:23:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ColdOne
McConnel couldn't hold out til January and a new president?

The Stupid Party rides again.

11 posted on 03/14/2012 4:25:49 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Newt could claim he saved America if he were to step aside and endorse Rick Santorum now.")
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To: ColdOne

There is a bizarre woman in KY claiming that she will lead the push for McC for president if Romney falls short on the first ballot. McC may be the one who makes Romney look favorable!


12 posted on 03/14/2012 4:26:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm afraid the people will again let us down.)
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To: ColdOne

The GOP in the Senate is mostly dead, and the worms are crawling out.

If patriots take back the Senate, McConnell needs to be barred from taking a seat. The Senate can do that.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 4:27:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Jacquerie

People in KY are so misinformed that they are convinced that McC is one of the “good guys.”


14 posted on 03/14/2012 4:28:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm pretty sure the people will again let us down.)
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To: ColdOne

McCorrnhole caves again.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 4:28:02 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: maggief

As Charlie Schumer said, “The judges are where it’s at.”. Mitch just doesn’t seem to get it.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Theodore R.
People in KY are so misinformed that they are convinced that McC is one of the “good guys.”

Speaking of KY, McConnell could use some of it.

17 posted on 03/14/2012 4:29:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ColdOne

McConnell is a COMPLETE IDIOT who is constantly getting rolled by the Democrats. Come January 2013 when the Republicans will be back in control of the Senate (hopefully reinforced by new TRUE CONSERVATIVES with a number of current CINO/RINOs gone) McConnell will be voted out and put out to pasture in the peanut gallery.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 4:40:49 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ColdOne
Judicial Appointments are LIFETIME; there's no un-doing the damage.

With the potential for The Messiah to be shit-canned in November, Democrats/Leftists/Socialists/Progressives/Communists are pushing to fill EVERY VACANCY THEY CAN prior to November, to pack the Courts with Liberal Activist judges, whereby they can further "interpret" the shreds of The Constitution that remain, and destroy ANY future hope for this Country.

19 posted on 03/14/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ColdOne
GRRRRRR!... our stupid (@$$****) $enator (RINO-Establi$hment)!
(he used to represent KY, not anymore)

20 posted on 03/14/2012 4:46:36 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: traditional1

The R senators who do not uphold a filibuster on this must be held accountable! They must be made aware of the peril of allowing Obama to appoint even a dog catcher. The senate needs 60 votes to move for a vote so what 6 R senators have to sign off on this debacle. Let them know their donations will dry up and each and every one will be primaried next time the face the voters. We can not fix America with the Lilly-livered, spineless guppies that masquerade as R senators.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 4:49:40 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: maggief
Damn...doesn't seem to matter to the nitwits at the GOP....just another opportunity for a sound-bite....

Fools ...McConnell, McCain, Swishy Lindsay....

They stand for nothing.

22 posted on 03/14/2012 4:52:30 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: maggief

Good lord can anyone protect us from this moron. He gives them their liberal judges on a promos to vote for Boners stimulus package of more spending... its hopeless


23 posted on 03/14/2012 4:53:12 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: ColdOne

When the hell has Reid ever honored some back side of a deal, or any deal? Either McConnell is complicit (and)/or a total idiot.

We are screwed.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 4:54:58 PM PDT by maggief
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To: ColdOne

McConnell isn’t even a RINO anymore, he’s gone full blown (D).


25 posted on 03/14/2012 4:56:35 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: ColdOne

Mitch needs to be put on the same list with Lugar, Hatch, Snowe, Collins and the rest of the GOP’s Rino trash...what an incredible dumb ass.


26 posted on 03/14/2012 4:59:04 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Froggie
"what 6 R senators have to sign off on this debacle?"

HINT: Snowe, Collins, Pansy Graham, McLame, Brown, and another to-be-named-later.

27 posted on 03/14/2012 4:59:39 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: maggief

Never.We are screwed. It just makes me wonder some days, they have to be in on it I think? They are so unattached to the rest of the country living in the small world of elite politicians.

It is only a minority that wants this country to be over. It is just sickening to watch.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:00 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Why make the deal???? Effing idiots.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: maggief

“Either McConnell is complicit (and)/or a total idiot.”

Kevin DeJun at Hillbuzz has repeatedly stated that the GOP needs to stop putting closeted gays into leadership positions because they are so open to blackmail it’s not even funny. Mark Kirk and Lindsey Graham are two obviously reliable votes for the Democratic agenda but I am really starting to wonder about McConnell in the Senate and Boehner in the House.....they seem to give in EVERY single time!


30 posted on 03/14/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: RGF

31 posted on 03/14/2012 5:31:19 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: maggief

STOP ALL OF IT UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

They did it to Bush...why should we have to spend a lifetime with idio judges that Reid and 0bama want? Haven’t we had enough trouble with the ones Clinton put in???


32 posted on 03/14/2012 5:43:12 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: SueRae

People in KY believe in McC’s “fair play” mantra except when it comes to basketball.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 5:52:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens. I'm pretty sure the people will again let us down.)
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To: ColdOne

I just completely give up on Senate Republicans. They`re worthless... this is why settling for majority status in the Senate, vs the Presidency is a failed idea. There`s just no trusting them.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 7:07:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

McConnell will make the same “deal” when Obama makes his next SCOTUS nomination.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 7:11:46 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: ColdOne

Utter lightweights. The Stupid Party Senators could have made hay about Harry Dirtbag holding up a so-called jobs bill vote.

Instead they roll over again.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 7:46:16 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: ColdOne

OBAMA WILL BE DEFEATED THIS YEAR! BUT 14 JUDGES WILL BE IN FOR LIFE! JUST HOLD THEM ALL UNTIL NEXT YEAR, YOU STUPID IDIOT MCCONNELL! NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON!


37 posted on 03/14/2012 9:04:32 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ColdOne

So McConnell gives Reid a filet mignon and a lobster tail in return for a pat on the head. I swear, what drives McConnell? Does he care about anything other than feathering his own nest?


38 posted on 03/15/2012 1:01:55 AM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: ColdOne

Scumbag Marxist Mole Pretending To Be A RINO Alert

39 posted on 03/15/2012 1:28:46 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: ColdOne

If anybody needs a reason to vote for Newt, this is it! He’s the ONLY one who voiced the need to remove activist, anti-Consitution judges and I think it scared the others.


40 posted on 03/15/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by Sal (BHO is serving America--SERVING US RIGHT UP ON A PLATTER!!!)
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To: ColdOne

“..Senate leaders on Wednesday reached an agreement on a group of President Obama’s judicial nominees, avoiding a showdown that could have brought the chamber to standstill. ...”

By all means, Mr McConnell...let’s avoid a showdown that will bring the chamber to a standstill!!!! Can’t have that!!!

The only time this country is SAFE from these morons is when there IS a standstill...

No wonder the left is winning. We have such willing, Useful Idiot tools like McConnell on our side.


41 posted on 03/15/2012 9:32:47 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Lancey Howard

And all seventeen vetted by Butts, in other words none of them belong anywhere near a judicial bench.


42 posted on 03/15/2012 11:07:36 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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