GOP Goons Force Health Expert Don Berwick to Withdraw

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 2:00 pm

Donald Berwick, who’s been heading up efforts to improve Medicare service and lower costs, has withdrawn his nomination, another thoroughly competent, innocent victim of the Republican Goon Squad whose vicious efforts to destroy the concept of government in the public interest have no moral boundaries.


Non-Recess Recess: Another Sign of Constitutional System Breaking Down

By: Tuesday August 2, 2011 5:10 pm

The routine filibuster of nominees now allows a Senate minority to force policy on this country through selective destruction. Senate Republicans are using the filibuster to stop any nominee to lead the Consumer Finical Protection Bureau until and unless the entire program is changed, regardless of who the nominee is or how qualified he or she may be.

Obama’s Labor Board Nominee Returned for Reconsideration by President McCain

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 4:50 pm

Craig Becker, one of Barack Obama’s nominees to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), was returned to the White House for reconsideration last week, alongside Dawn Johnsen. Becker is counsel for both the AFL-CIO and SEIU, and was nominated to fill one of three vacancies on the Labor Board.

So why’d Becker’s nomination get returned? President McCain placed a hold.

And Still She Waits

By: Saturday December 5, 2009 11:00 am

It’s been eleven months since Dawn Johnsen was nominated to serve as the Assistant Attorney General to head up the Office of Legal Counsel. Dozens of other nominees have been confirmed to major DOJ positions in those eleven months, and still she waits.

Bernie Sanders Puts Official Hold on Bernanke Nom

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 6:15 pm

Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent Socialist of Vermont, announced today that he has put an official “hold” on the re-nomination of Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Benjamin Bernanke.

GRITtv: Does An Outsider Stand A Chance In A Congressional Race?

By: Wednesday May 28, 2008 5:03 pm

A chat about inside/outside electoral strategy and reality. This, and the full hour of GRITtv: Hillary and the RFK flap, Iraqi insurgency “Meeting Resistance”, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, and Stop The Clash of Civilizations from

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