La. senator to stop blocking Obama nominees

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    La. senator to stop blocking Obama nominees

    By MELINDA DESLATTE
    Associated Press Writer


    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Monday he'll stop delaying President Barack Obama's nominees to be federal prosecutors and judges in Louisiana.

    Vitter, a Republican, had blocked Senate confirmation of the nominees from his home state because he wanted assurances the White House wouldn't get rid of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, a holdover Bush administration appointee in the New Orleans-based Eastern District.

    Vitter said Monday that he's confident Letten will stay because

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