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Mon Dec 15, 2014, 08:00 PM

Republicans blame Ted Cruz for string of year-end Obama confirmations

WASHINGTON — Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season — a gift certificate good for confirmation of 12 judicial appointments, not long after the voters had delivered the Democrats a lump of coal in midterm elections.

Cruz, a tea party favorite and potential 2016 presidential contender, disputed the claim through his spokesman on Monday.

But there was no dissent that Democrats, who must turn over power to Republicans in January, were in position to confirm not only the judges, but 11 other appointees before the Senate wraps up work for the year.

Among them are nominees that Republicans have sought to block for two relatively high-profile posts. They are Vivek Murthy to become surgeon general and Sarah Saldaña to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that will oversee the new administration policy on immigration that Cruz wants to defund.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/national-politics/20141215-republicans-blame-ted-cruz-for-string-of-year-end-obama-confirmations.ece

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DarthDem Dec 2014 #1

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Mon Dec 15, 2014, 09:58 PM

1. The Idiot That Keeps on Giving

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It's amazing how Cruz thinks of himself as some genius, when in fact he can barely string a sentence together when interviewed and seems to have no grasp of politics. Awesome stroke of luck here.

Anyone know who the judicial nominees are who will now get a confirmation vote?

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