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        2/12/2013, Adar 2, 5773

      US Sen. Graham to Block Nominees Till Obama Reveals Activities


      U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has vowed to block votes on nominations for heads of the CIA and the Department of Defense until President Barack Obama tells the country what he was doing during the eight hour period the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was under attack.

      In a nationally broadcast interview this week on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” the South Carolina Republican said until the White House explains its talking points following the Libya attack, he will place a hold on the confirmation votes for the nominees, an action he legally can take as a Senate member.