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Senate confirms Tom Perez for
Labor secretary

Politico, by Reid J. Epstein

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 7/18/2013 5:33:04 PM

The Senate confirmed Tom Perez as Labor secretary on a 54-46 party-line vote Thursday, making him the second of President Barack Obama’s nominees to win confirmation this week following a deal to preserve the filibuster. Perez won cloture Wednesday on a 60-40 vote, with six Republicans joining 52 Democrats and two independents. His confirmation required only a majority of 51 votes. The six Republicans who on Wednesday voted to end debate on Perez’s nomination -- Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and John McCain of Arizona

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/18/2013 5:40:19 PM     (No. 9430906)

Repeal of the 17th amendment would eliminate the position.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: annie xango, 7/18/2013 5:42:15 PM     (No. 9430909)

My blood pressure just shot up..
when I get back online...it will make me feel better to blast those 6..won´t do any good..but will maybe bring the BP down a tad..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/18/2013 5:54:12 PM     (No. 9430925)

Yesterday, Mark Levin explained what happened about Obama´s choices now sailing through confirmation. It´s free online. It´s terribly depressing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/18/2013 6:10:02 PM     (No. 9430951)

Lately, Bob Corker has moved way down my list.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Arizona Chief, 7/18/2013 6:21:30 PM     (No. 9430976)

Go along to get along---- idiots. Not surprised at McCain. One of the most ineffective senators in our time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 7/18/2013 6:25:24 PM     (No. 9430987)

We no longer have representatives...we have rulers. It stinks and it is wrong. WRONG!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/18/2013 6:37:04 PM     (No. 9430999)

Every single one of these nominees is a far, far, far, far Leftist out to destroy America, just like their boss.

We have no representation, so we are lost and forced to live another decade of Marxist domination on the National scene.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 7/18/2013 6:43:11 PM     (No. 9431009)

Next to Eric the Red, Perez may be the worst of the bunch.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2013 6:48:14 PM     (No. 9431018)

We in TN have work to do: Alexander needs to be "primaried" next year. That might also get Corker (who´s up again in 2018) to pay attention.

I agree with #1: 16th and 17th Amendments need to be repealed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: starkness, 7/18/2013 6:54:24 PM     (No. 9431033)

look on the bright side. it´s not like he´s in eric the jerk´s position. it´s really one of the lamest cabinet positions there is. Next to of course energy and education (neither of which has any relevance to anything).

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Reply 11 - Posted by: crimea river, 7/18/2013 7:03:26 PM     (No. 9431053)

I once thought highly of Lamar Alexander when he was governor of Tennessee. He sure moved to the dark side.
Lisa Murkowski? Alaska´s folly.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/18/2013 7:39:24 PM     (No. 9431128)

And Perez is running the DoJ Zimmerman witch hunt, the tipline for anything they can use against George. Perez is despicable.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snichols, 7/18/2013 7:54:11 PM     (No. 9431152)

I´m ashamed to admit that Corker and Alexander suddenly have been moving too far left for Tennessee.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/18/2013 8:25:08 PM     (No. 9431203)

The six quislings ride again. Traitors all.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: redgrains, 7/18/2013 9:38:30 PM     (No. 9431296)

Conservative imperative: Defeat Lamar Alexander in the coming Tennessee primary.

Corker lied exceedingly well during the campaign (Mark Levin outlined Corker´s lies very well in a recent show) and was re -elected in last years´ Tennessee Senate race.

As Levin pointed out, Alexander´s voting record is more liberal than one of the Democrats in the Senate.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nimby, 7/18/2013 10:11:13 PM     (No. 9431338)

Mccobama and Grambama strike again!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: HerbVA, 7/19/2013 12:14:41 AM     (No. 9431462)

#10 is correct. The DOL is a jerkwater cabinet office. I should know; I used to work there.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 7/19/2013 10:18:14 AM     (No. 9431929)

Talk about the usual suspects.

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