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Bolton

I hesitate to write this, since one of the more recent instances of the Lowry Curse had me predicting a 10-8 committee approval of Bolton three weeks ago, and we know how that turned out. But it is expected that the committee will vote 10-8 to pass his nomination out of committee without recommendation. So far it seems that Voinovich is the only Senate Republican opposing Bolton, so that means he will pass on the floor (barring a filibuster, of course, which people don’t seem to expect). The White House seems to think that the nomination will even pick up the support of some Democrats, which I will believe when I see. But the bottom line is that, although the committee action won’t be ideal today, the nomination should move forward and will probably still win ultimate approval.

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