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Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Disclosure; Diplomatic & consular services; Hearings & confirmations
Author: Rick Klein GLOBE STAFF
Date: May 28, 2005
Start Page: A.12
Section: National/Foreign
Abstract (Document Summary)

Beset by allegations he bullied subordinates and holds the UN in contempt, [John R. Bolton]'s nomination has been controversial since [Bush] selected him in early March, and the White House's decision to hold fast on the documents will probably keep it in limbo even longer. Forty-one senators voted against closing off debate on Bolton enough to kill his nomination through indefinite delay, although some Democrats may be uncomfortable about mounting a filibuster amid Republican charges of obstructionism.

If Democrats relent on their filibuster, Bolton appears to have enough votes to win confirmation since Republicans control 55 of the 100 Senate seats. But some Republicans are set to oppose him; Senator George V. Voinovich of Ohio has urged colleagues to reject Bolton, calling him ill-suited for the diplomatic post, and freshman Senator John Thune of South Dakota also has said he intends to vote against Bolton.

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