"Republicans are playing the strongest obstructionist role we have ever seen," Senator Bernie Sanders notes. Sanders and his Senate colleagues have been trying to pass a financial reform bill that now hangs in doubt, with some Republicans changing their minds and with the death of Robert Byrd this week. As for immigration reform, or energy legislation? Don't bet on it, with the Party of No filibustering nearly every piece of legislation that comes their way. Senator Sanders joins us via Skype from Washington to talk about the ongoing struggle to get even weak bills passed. The stimulus and health care reform were small steps forward, he points out, but at least they were steps in the right direction. Distributed by Tubemogul.