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Opposition Softens on Obama Cabinet Nominees

Constance50 Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 10:07 AM
Gee, who didn't see this coming? Of course the GOP is softening their views! This was planned all along. Pretend to be tough on nominees, while behind the scenes, wink and nod knowing all would be appointed in the end. The GOP is a joke.
After a round of meetings last week and hearings for prospective Secretary of State John Kerry, it seems the bipartisan spirit has grasped Capitol Hill with regard to President Obama's cabinet nominees.

As the Associated Press reports, some of the Senate's wavering Democrat members have had good words for Chuck Hagel:

Sens. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Chris Coons of Delaware and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said they met with Hagel this week and were reassured by his commitment to Israel's security.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who met with Hagel on...