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Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees
Liberal groups urge Senate to block Obama judicial nominees

The Obama administration is facing a liberal revolt in the Senate over two high-priority judicial nominations, potentially jeopardizing its push to shape the federal judiciary in advance of the midterm congressional election. The disputes, which involve hot-button issues including abortion, the Confederate flag and drones, could come to a head as early as Tuesday. On one side, the White House is standing behind deals with Republican senators that were designed to allow several nominations to move forward. On the other side are some liberal groups, including the ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America, which find themselves for the first time in open conflict with the Obama administration...

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