The Davos Factor
A full vote from the Senate may not come until next Tuesday, the day of President Bush's State of the Union address. Republicans hope for a confirmation vote by Friday, though Democrats have declined to guarantee one.
Republicans say the delay is the result of Democrats hoping to prevent a victory for the president before his address, but one aide to a Democratic Judiciary Committee member said he thought Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist may be holding off because some Republicans will be in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.
WHO'S IN DAVOS????