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Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick
Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick

In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia. Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael Boggs are a potentially fatal blow to Boggs' chance of confirmation to the District Court, and another setback for a White House nominee despite Democrats' move last fall to eliminate a major hurdle to confirming Obama's picks. Reid, who initially withheld judgment on Boggs after the nominee faced tough questioning from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee over his record on gay marriage, civil rights and abortion,...

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