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No, Obama’s judicial nominees don’t have unusually long confirmation times

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John Lott
Author, 'Dumbing Down the Courts'
              President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to announced the nominations of, from left, Robert Wilkins, Cornelia Pillard, and Patricia Ann Millet, to the federal appeals court in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sparks will likely fly today during Robert Wilkins confirmation hearing to the prestigious D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, or as President Obama calls it, "the second highest court in the country." Adding fuel to the fire, when Wilkins was nominated in June President Obama claimed that Republicans were "cynically” engaging in “unprecedented" obstruction of judicial nominations. Further, Democrats keep threatening to change Senate rules, doing away with the filibuster for judicial nominations, if they don’t get their way.

Obama’s spending failure

6:21 PM 02/13/2013

According to President Obama, cutting government spending will “certainly slow our recovery.” Over and over again, he has described the sequester’s threatened $85 billion cut in spending out of a $3.8 trillion budget as “devastating.” But that represents a mere 2 percent cut in spending. Obama frightens people by pretending that the $1 trillion cut takes place right away rather than being spread out over 10 years.