Is Harry Reid Bluffing on Nominations?

Harry Reid is set to usher a wave of Obama nominees through confirmation. Unless, that is, Democrats would prefer to go home.

Reid has yet to show his hand.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The story on judicial and executive branch nominations this week (and beyond?) is fascinating. Plenty is at stake, with appointments for a dozen federal district judges and lots of executive branch personnel being considered, including a nominee for surgeon general. Had the appointments waited until Republicans take over the Senate next month, all would have been delayed; some might have been stopped entirely.

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