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More Constitutional Contempt from President Obama

More Constitutional Contempt from President Obama

On Jan. 4, Barack Obama made four recess appointments: Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Sharon Block, Terence Flynn, and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In itself, that’s not unusual. Recess appointments happen all the time in presidential administrations. What was out of the ordinary was that Congress was not actually in a recess. Instead, Obama has unconstitutionally pretended a recess into existence to make the appointments, something that has never been attempted before by any president — and now he borders on being a tyrant.

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