Republicans are filibustering while they're sitting by the pool with their billionaire donors...

Like the House – the Senate is now on vacation too – but not before Republicans could latch on to a procedural gimmick to keep President Obama from making a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Over the next month – a series of “pro forma” sessions will be held that technically keep the Senate in session even though no Senators are in town and no business is being done – just so Republicans can keep up their opposition to the new consumer rights agency that would stop big banks from screwing over the rest of us.

Leave it up to Republicans to figure out a way to filibuster while they're sitting by the pool with their billionaire donors.

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