Is President Barack Obama lagging behind the curve when it comes to sending nominations to the Senate for confirmation? To the contrary: he's breaking it. Data compiled by a smart contact from public data shows that 41 official nominations were been submitted in January, the most ever for a recent president. President Reagan, in January of 1981, managed to nominate 27 people officially. The second President Bush -- merely 17. The pace of nominations tends to drop in February because Congress is consumed by budget fights; it picks up rapidly in March and April.
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