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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Senate Republicans question Obama’s right to appoint any federal judges
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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The U.S. Constitution gives the president authority to appoint federal court judges, and history shows that Senate confirmation of such presidential appointments has been pretty much automatic.

But the current batch of Republicans in the Senate seem to think that Barack Obama should have no right to appoint any judges. They don’t like the man, and they want none of his appointees sitting on our federal courts.

This obstructionist stance might soon lead to a change in Senate rules, as Greg Sargent EXPLAINS:

Senator Harry Reid appears set to go nuclear — before Thanksgiving.

With Senate Republicans blocking a third Obama ...

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