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Shelby Blanket Hold

Sam Stein

Lindsey Graham: Richard Shelby Was 'Wrong' To Place Blanket Hold On Obama Nominees | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a blow to Republican insistence that they have played a non-obstructionist role in slowing down the Democratic legislative agenda, one of the GOP's...

Recess Appointments: Obama Prepares to Implement "Yes We Can!"

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

President Obama can and should fill federal vacancies with the stroke of his pen. In this time of crisis, history may judge harshly if he fails to do so.

Harry Reid Ready For Recess Appointments

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used to consider recess appointments "an end run around the Senate and the Constitution" -- so much so that he kept ...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Parker Griffith, the man who pandered to labor unions and single-payer advocates to get elected as a Democrat, met the Teabag Terror and was terrified into switching parties.

Jason Linkins

PFAW's Keegan Complains About Shelby's Hold: 'Obstruction' Reaches A 'New Low' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, Richard Shelby! As you may have heard, he is being what the kids on the street call "an intransigent dick." This is because he's placed a blanket...

Sam Stein

Shelby's Blanket Hold Puts Spotlight On Defense Contractor Ties | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-Ala.) decision to place a "blanket hold" on all presidential nominations until a pair of billion-dollar earmarks for his home...