Republican obstruction

Republicans hope the entire history of their assault on President Obama will be conveniently discarded.
We will have to work through a rather agonizing emotional defeat, as well as defending policy and ideology. It stinks. It really does; but apparently hitting rock bottom was our destiny, because, as the map in the mall says, "You Are Here" and, it appears, we are plummeting.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) argued that all Republicans have done for the last eight years is disrespect and obstruct the first black president, and that why they now have Donald Trump as their "Frankenstein's monster" of a nominee.
There is one refrain we've heard ad nauseam from Senator Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senators, "The people should decide." I have bad news for these Senators.
Sen. Dick Durbin says Republicans are trampling Merrick Garland's nomination because they don't like the president.
These are but the most recent of a whole string of unprecedented political developments in our times. None of them positive. The list of these developments reads like a political history of our times.
It has been an especially good time over the past month watching President Obama give the congressional Republicans exactly what they asked for when they decided to oppose everything he did. But it's time to complete the trifecta: raise overtime pay for American workers.
In addition to the quantity of judicial confirmations, Hatch and Gray persist in their bizarre view that it was improper for President Obama to fill longstanding vacancies on the D.C. Circuit, and they complain that rules reform has led to "controversial judges."
At Republican campaign committee headquarters, Champagne bottles surely were popped in celebration. The Republican strategy of obstructing any measure that would put people back to work is succeeding.
Republicans say their votes send a message about how unhappy they are about last year's filibuster reform. And those votes
The Republican party's government shutdown that lasted 16 days and cost the economy $24 billion offered a clear illustration of the dysfunction in Washington. But it doesn't have to be that way.
The Democrats needed to act, and they did. The threshold for ending debate is now a simple majority and not a super-majority. It was an astonishing and historic moment.
As Republicans continue to block highly qualified nominees like Rep. Watt from receiving an up-or-down vote, Senator Reid must make good on his threat to change the Senate rules.
The chamber has spent money to help elect 22 House Republicans, 10 Senate Republicans and two House Democrats in the past
Three years after Republicans began to do everything and say anything to derail health care for 30 million Americans, President Obama has found the words to fight back effectively. If we see and hear variations of those same words from other Democratic officials and spokespeople.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) said he has known Thomas since he was a child and can't figure out why Rubio isn't letting his
Republicans in the Senate are abusing the filibuster to keep jobs -- in both the executive and judicial branches -- unfilled while sitting idly by and letting economic growth take a hit in the name of ideology.
President Obama is expected to make nominations for the three empty seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. This should be a routine story. Which is why you may be puzzled to hear Senate Republicans are screaming bloody murder.