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Will President Obama make any "presidential appointments" before Friday, 30 December 2011?

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December 23, 2011 @ 02:00pm PST

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Most by: SneakyPete (4 predictions)

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ChloeBurns   •   Wed Dec 28 2011 at 04:00pm PST

In addition, under the Constitution, the President has the power to adjourn Congress if the House and Senate cannot agree on a time and date. I love it when Republicans are stymied by what is actually in the Constitution rather than what they wish is in it.

ChloeBurns   •   Wed Dec 28 2011 at 03:43pm PST

The Senate is required to adjourn between the 1st and 2nd sessions of the 112th Congress. This will happen some time in January.

SneakyPete   •   Wed Dec 28 2011 at 03:51pm PST

As usual, you are, correct. It is doubtful then that President Obama make any “presidential appointments” before Friday, 30 December 2011 as now stands. I was sure that he would make an appointmnet to the National Labor Relations Board during the break before Friday.

SneakyPete   •   Wed Dec 28 2011 at 03:23pm PST

Standoff in D.C. Imperils Labor Board.

Senate GOP, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is refusing to officially adjourn for the year to block Obama from making recess appointments, potentially forcing the National Labor Relations Board to shut down.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/28/senate-republicans-seek-to-block-unconfirmed-appointments-to-labor-boards/

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