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White House Uses Official Blog To Lash Out At Shelby

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"Every minute spent needlessly blocking noncontroversial nominees, many of whom go on to be confirmed by 70 or more votes or by voice vote (nine of the President's nominees so far), is a minute not spent on the issues that matter to American families," he continued.

Earlier today, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called the holds "silliness."