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Recess Appointment

Scalia's Original Originalism on Presidential Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

As he considers Noel Canning, will Scalia recall his 1991 broad Freytag reasoning? His originalist perspective should not change just because Barack Obama is now signing the commissions.

Obama-Appointed Watchdog Taking Tough Stand

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's new consumer finance watchdog agency is prepared to sue companies that offer unfair or deceptive mortgages and cre...

Bold Obama Move Gets Legal Backing

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is publicly rebutting Republican criticism of the legality of President Barack Obama's recent recess appoint...

Michael McAuliff

White House, Dems: If Congress Isn't In Recess, Why Isn't It Working?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans complaining that President Obama made recess appointments while Congress is not in recess, House Democrats Thursday sug...

Obama's Latest Moves Face Legal Questions

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama's appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could b...

What Is A Recess?

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Constitution lets presidents make temporary appointments while the Senate is in recess but does not specify what a recess is or how ...

Ben Hallman

With Obama Appointment, Jeopardy Champ Takes On Payday Lenders

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

The new government agency tasked with looking after the best financial interests of ordinary consumers finally has a leader. President Barack Obam...

Adjourn And Appoint! We Can't Wait -- For Recess Appointments

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The Republicans are obstructing the government from operating. Judges, appointees, NLRB members, etc. are blocked with the purpose of keeping governm...

Tea Party Ugly: House Blocks Obama Appointments Through 2012

Victor Williams | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Rick Perry's characterization of possible future Fed actions as "treasonous" money printing is not as shocking as the mainstream GOP's continued celebration of their newest Tea Party candidate.

Friday Talking Points -- What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the Republican Party now worships at the altar of "Saint Ronald of Reagan," it's always fun to point out the hard, cold fact that Reagan would simply not be acceptable to the Republican Party as it stands today.

Michael McAuliff

Progressives Demand Backdoor Appointment For Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget the buzz about Elizabeth Warren running for Senate. Progressives still want her to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau s...

Obama's Recess Appointment of Ambassadors to Baku and Ankara Must Be Challenged

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harut Sassounian

Pres. Obama's unilateral appointments of Matthew Bryza as Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Frank Ricciardone as Ambassador to Turkey must be strongly chal...

Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.

Friday Talking Points [141] -- Rahm's Exit Contest Winner Announced

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will begin today's column by drying a tear as we all wish Rahm Emanuel a fond farewell. Actually, I am lying. I am drying no tears for Rahm becaus...

Obama Can Now Replace Bryza With a New Nominee as Ambassador to Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

At this point, the ideal option for Obama would be to abandon Matthew Bryza's flawed candidacy for ambassador to Azerbaijan and name another less controversial nominee who could be confirmed by the Senate.

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.

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

Sam Stein

Dawn Johnsen: White House Did Not Consider Recess Appointment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House did not consider using a recess appointment to circumvent the Senate and get its nominee for the Office of Legal Counsel into the post...