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A Constitutional -- Not a Nuclear -- End to Confirmation Filibusters

Victor Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. The Senate action is a return to the constitutional governance of the Framers' design -- there is nothing "nuclear" about simple-majority votes.

Ending the War Games Over the NLRB

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

The most recent slow peddling of President Obama's NLRB nominees by Senate Republicans through the filibuster is only the latest chapter in this war story. Real disarmament can only take place when the political nature of the Board is reformed.

Court Rules Obama Move Unconstitutional

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Barack Obama's recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Boa...

No NLRB, No Voice

Larry Cohen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Today the NLRB has no teeth, but if H.R. 1120 has its way, tomorrow it might not survive. A vote for H.R. 1120 is a vote to send this country to a pre-1935 era, before the National Labor Relations Act.

White House Makes Move After Federal Court Smackdown

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday formally nominated two members of a labor board whose appointments had been in doubt aft...

Supreme Court To Stay Out Of Obama Recess Appointment Case

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a nursing home operator's emergency stay ...

Federal Court Smacks Down Obama Appointments

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Lab...