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Kerry, GOP senator tussle over Honduran trip

Confirmation blocks lead to power play

Senator John F. Kerry made an unusual power play. Above, President Roberto Micheletti (left), who ousted his predecessor in June, greeted Senator Jim DeMint in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Senator John F. Kerry made an unusual power play. Above, President Roberto Micheletti (left), who ousted his predecessor in June, greeted Senator Jim DeMint in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (Henry Romero/Reuters)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / October 3, 2009

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For the last three months, John F. Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has tried to get Senate confirmation for two senior Obama administration officials on Latin America. And for the last three months, one man has stood in his way: Jim DeMint, a first-term Republican senator from South Carolina, who is known for stubbornly ... (Full article: 822 words)

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