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"Conservatives in Congress saw this as the president taking a shot across their bow, because this position is not subject to Senate confirmation like, for example, secretary of state which she'd previously been considered for... So this has a lot of congressional critics frustrated." FULL POST
By Steve Kastenbaum and Lisa Desjardins, CNN
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New York and Washington, DC (CNN) – Dear East Coasters, this is the deal with that massive 17-year cicada invasion you’ve been expecting.
What, you haven’t seen any? You’re not alone.
“We’re definitely not hearing them yet,” said Bonnie McGuire, deputy director New York City Urban Park Rangers while searching through Inwood Hill Park, a natural forest in Manhattan. “When we do, we’ll definitely know it.”
McGuire didn’t hear or see any cicadas. Neither did most of the people CNN Radio spoke with in Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. After months of hype over what was billed as a wonder of nature, replete with billions of cicadas, many residents along the Atlantic are shrugging their shoulders. FULL POST