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Se­nate Democrats now re­sort to “petty” but his­tor­i­cally un­prece­dented meth­ods to ob­struct Pres­i­dent Trump’s ef­forts to run the na­tion. There are some an­noy­ing num­bers to con­sider from stud­ies com­piled by both the White House and the Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee, based on mul­ti­ple sources from the press and re­searchers. Con­sider that of Mr. Trump’s 197 nom­i­na­tions to fed­eral agen­cies, only 48 have been con­firmed. Only two of his 23 ju­di­cial nom­i­na­tions have the green light. In to­tal, less than a quar­ter of the pres­i­dent’s nom­i­na­tions are a go — al­most six months after he was in­au­gu­rated. By com­par­i­son, at this point dur­ing Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s ten­ure, 69 per­cent of his nom­i­na­tions had been con­firmed.

“Se­nate Democrats have de­layed and stalled on con­firm­ing cru­cial ap­point­ments and nom­i­na­tions made by Pres­i­dent Trump by putting nom­i­nees through

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