Critics of D.C. statehood cite specious objections, such as Grave Snowplow Threat.

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

Tom Coburn: 'The president doesn't have the confidence of Congress that he'll do what he says'

Sen. Tom Coburn explains why Republicans want to negotiate over the debt ceiling.

Coburn holds up continuing resolution, angering Reid

The hold prevents the bill from coming to a vote in the Senate. Reid says to Coburn that if he's looking for the problem, he should "look in the mirror."

Coburn: Plan to defund Obamacare could destroy GOP

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says conservatives could cost Republicans the House.

Coburn ends hold on OPM nominee Katherine Archuleta

The GOP senator had demanded answers for how President Obama's healthcare law would affect Capitol Hill staffers.