Social Security nominee defends integrity, career

Social Security Administration's acting commissioner Carolyn Colvin, speaks during an interview in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Colvin, President Barack Obama's pick to head the Social Security Administration could be stalled over the agency's handling of a $300 million computer project that doesn't work. A group of Republican senators said they will try to block the nomination until an investigation into the troubled computer project is concluded. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after her nomination ran into trouble in the Senate, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Social Security Administration passionately defended her integrity, her long career in government and her handling of a troubled computer project she inherited from a predecessor.

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