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Jonathan Bernstein

Republican Tantrum Damages Government

The Senate is suffering from Republican obstruction. The country is.
He would block more nominations if they weren't already blocked.
He would block more nominations if they weren't already blocked.

The good news? Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has dropped his mostly-meaningless holds on State Department nominations.

The bad news? Senate Republicans continue to impose an across-the-board virtual hold on every executive branch nomination.