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Reid Recess Appointments

Examining the "Recess of the Senate''

Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lucey

The recess appointment power is not unprecedented, and it's hardly rare. George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, while Clinton made 139 appointments.

Vacancies Threaten National Security: After Recess, President Obama Demands Senate Action

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Republican Senators holding important national security and justice positions vacant while extorting provincial pork must be exposed and shamed.

Recess Appointments: Obama Prepares to Implement "Yes We Can!"

Victor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

President Obama can and should fill federal vacancies with the stroke of his pen. In this time of crisis, history may judge harshly if he fails to do so.

Harry Reid Ready For Recess Appointments

Politico | Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used to consider recess appointments "an end run around the Senate and the Constitution" -- so much so that he kept ...

Ryan Grim

Reid Threatens To Bypass Senate With Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Republicans Thursday that if they use the arrival of Scott Brown as an opportunity to filibuster every Democr...

Reid Making Plans To Block Bush Recess Appointments

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From Roll Call: With just two days to go until the Thanksgiving recess, Democratic leaders once again are considering holding the Senate in a series ...

Reid Cancels Senate Thanksgiving Break to Avoid Bush Recess Appointments

Roll Call | Erin P. Billings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has decided to keep the chamber in session over the Thanksgiving break to block President Bush from making ...