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July 21, 2009 4:18 PM

DeMint puts nominees on hold over Obama's Honduras policy

Sen. Jim Demint, R-S.C., who opposes the Obama administration's handling of the crisis in Honduras, blocked scheduled votes by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Obama's nominees to be assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs and ambassador to Brazil. DeMint argues that Obama is wrong in insisting that ousted President Manuel Zelaya be reinstated.

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