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Nominations for Lubchenco, Holdren Held Up

The Washington Post has the scoop on why the Senate has yet to vote to confirm Jane Lubchenco for the administrator post at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and John Holdren for the job of director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, is blocking their votes. Apparently, it's got nothing to do with science and everything to do with Cuba.