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December 04, 2012

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Dave

"Monday's 92-1 confirmation vote for Paul Grimm to become a U.S. district judge in the District of Maryland was only the fourth judicial confirmation during a lame-duck session in more than 70 years, Grassley said before the vote Monday."

Did Grassley really say this?

George W. Bush got 24 judges confirmed in his first three lame-duck sessions, including 17 in the 2002 lame-duck session when DEMOCRATS controlled the Senate.

Rick

Just what is Senator Grassley talking about when he says "we've treated him far better than most presidents"..

"Blocking nominees to the federal bench has increased in recent years, according to the Congressional Research Service. Just 5.1 percent of uncontroversial circuit court nominees had to wait 200 or more days to be confirmed by the Senate under President Ronald Reagan. Under George H. W. Bush, it was 7.3 percent; Bill Clinton, 22.2 percent; George W. Bush, 35.7 percent; and Obama, 63.6 percent".

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