As you probably heard, on Friday West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, said he’d oppose the nomination of Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management.* OMB is the powerful agency in the Executive Office of the President that sets an administration’s budget and program priorities and oversees regulation across government. Given a 50-50 Senate it’s a blow, possibly fatal, to the already controversial nomination. Maine Republican Susan Collins, another key swing vote, is also opposed. So far the closest nomination vote, for DHS, still garnered seven Republicans, and was supported by Manchin and Collins.