Shelby’s giving it a rest

Alabama Senator Shelby Backs Down >From Blocking Obama’s Nominees
Tuesday 09 February 2010
by: Glynn Wilson, t r u t h o u t | Report

An Alabama Senator with long-standing ties to the US military-industrial complex and an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama is backing down from a direct confrontation with the White House today after taking the unprecedented step of announcing last week that he would filibuster all the president’s appointments to secure earmarks for his home state.

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