Congress is technically on recess—but the Republican Congress is still holding symbolic meetings to prevent President Obama’s recess appointments. This is the latest in a long campaign to block Obama’s nominees—in particular women and people of color—from getting a vote. 

It says volumes that this Congress has found a means to hinder our government and halt economic recovery even while they are on "vacation." The Nation‘s Ari Melber joins The Dylan Ratigan Show for The Daily Rant, deconstructing the GOP tactics to block Obama’s progressive nominees at all costs. 

Anna Lekas Miller