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Will The Senate Confirm Obama's EPA Nominee?

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

(Corrects spelling to Senator Roy Blunt, not Blount, paragraph 10) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) -...

Munich on the Potomac: The Republican Take-No-Prisoners Strategy -- and Obama's Conciliation

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The more that the Obama Administration tries to meet the Republicans half way, the more extreme and implacable their demands become. Obama's term still has more than three and a half years to run and Democrats still have a 55-45 majority in the Senate, but the Republicans are treating him like the lamest of lame ducks. It should be clear by now -- meeting these people halfway only whets their appetite. In his remaining days in office, Obama can insist until the cows come home that he has been the president who tried to change the tone in Washington, to find areas of common ground and to show that there is more that unites Americans than divides us. But until he finds some inner toughness, the Republicans will continue to stymie his every move and he will be a feeble president at a moment when we need a resolute one.

Senate Republicans Boycott Vote On Obama Pick

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans boycotted Thursday a scheduled committee vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protect...