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Continued: Senate approves Obama nominee for UN a day after marathon vote clears his ATF director

  • Article by: ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
  • Last update: August 1, 2013 - 10:10 PM

In 2008, she resigned as an adviser to Obama's presidential campaign after calling then-rival Hillary Clinton a "monster."

"Certainly no one can question her willingness to speak her mind," said Menendez.

On Wednesday, the Senate endured a nail-biting marathon vote on another nomination that frayed but kept intact the chamber's recent bipartisan spirit toward nominations. That involved B. Todd Jones, whom the chamber ultimately approved to become director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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