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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today voted to send Hilda Solis's nomination for Labor Secretary to the full Senate for approval. Sens. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) cast the two "no" votes. It took 61 days since her nomination for Solis to get a committee vote, compared to Bush's Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, who was confirmed in just 18 days. The widely praised Solis was blocked by Senate Republicans for her progressive views supporting American workers.
"Ivan average consumer supports the new self-confident policy of the Kremlin and hardly worries about democracy and human rights. The West musgt free itself from the illusion that its own values can be forced on other countries. The change must come from within.
In the debut of president Barrack Obama's first press conference da Prez in an attempt to honor the grand dame of the white house press corp. gave a slightly more dramatic calling on Helen's turn to ask her "question"
"Many people cannot begin to grasp the violent life of a max security prison. The threat of death is in the air everyday. I lived that life without cowering from it. When threatened with violence I responded in kind. When threatened with being stabbed I had my own shank to turn to."