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Jonathan Bernstein

Mitch McConnell's One-Man Shutdown

The Republican Senate is holding up too many nominations.
None shall pass.

None shall pass.

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Remember Mitch McConnell’s partial government shutdown? It’s continuing. And getting worse.

The good news is the Senate confirmed four of President Barack Obama's nominees Thursday: two district judges, and two others for executive branch positions.