It is no surprise that there were some differences in the reporting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s vote to send
Secondly, CNN makes the following statement about endorsements by committees being “customary” and the lack of an endorsement being “rare:”
CNN: The vote was along party lines -- 10 to 8. An endorsement is customary when a nomination advances to the floor for consideration. It's rare to withhold a recommendation or to send a negative one, the committee's other option.
Note, however, Fox’s statement makes it seem more normal as an allowed procedure:
FOX: Committees that are unsure about a nominee may send a vote to the floor without an endorsement, to allow the full Senate to decide.
Thirdly, note the difference in predictions of a full Senate vote:
CNN: Voinovich was outspoken Thursday in his opposition to
Finally, Fox made this comment about the vote as a failure of the Democrats in one respect:
FOX: The panel's eight Democratic members, who unanimously opposed
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