Will Republicans Block Obama's Cabinet Nominees?
Posted at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 14, 2012
David Weigel thinks that recent Republican noise about filibustering President Obama’s second-term Cabinet nominees is more bark than bite.
“When the next Senate meets to confirm nominees, it will have only 45 Republicans. Only five of them will be needed for cloture on nominees, and filibusters of high-level nominees are exceedingly rare. Graham can say what he wants, but a steady schedule of Sunday show appearances does not, in fact, give him extra votes in the Senate.”