Mumia Abu-Jamal

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4:17 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Senator Mitch McConnell Helps Defeat Obama Nominee Who Defended Mumia Abu-Jamal

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,
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Saying ties to the country's "most notorious cop-killer" was a question of professional fitness, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., led the way to defeating a key Obama nominee on Wednesday.

It marks the first time one of the president's appointments has failed to move through the Senate since Democrats changed the rules last year to overcome McConnell's effective filibusters.

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