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Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement. Carolyn W. Colvin's hearing before the Senate Finance Committee — which took place hours ahead of a scheduled monthlong recess — drew only two Republicans and lasted less than an hour, an indication the Maryland native might face an easier path to the job than initially expected. The Woodlawn-based agency, which serves 59 million beneficiaries — roughly one in five Americans — has come under fire this year...

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