Senate confirms four Obama nominees

The Senate confirmed Theodore Mitchell to be under secretary of Education by voice vote Thursday.

Mitchell will serve under Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

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The Senate also confirmed three of President Obama’s judicial nominees.

The Senate voted 94-0 to confirm the nomination of Indira Talwani to be a U.S. District Judge for Massachusetts.

James Peterson was confirmed on a 70-24 vote to be a U.S. District Judge for western Wisconsin.

And the Senate voted 95-0 to confirm the nomination of Nancy Rosenstengel to be a U.S. District Judge for southern Illinois.

Cloture was invoked on the nomination of Robin Rosenbaum to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit on a 58-36 vote Thursday, but her final confirmation isn’t expected until Monday.

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