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  •  Obama needs to do more of this... (3+ / 0-)
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    slinkerwink, blueoasis, JL

    In fact, he should state that the Senate has 90 days to bring any nominee to a vote.  If the Senate fails to act for one reason or another, there will be a recess appointment at the next opportunity (i.e. the Senate is out of session).  In this case, Reid can assist by ensuring that there is a convenient recess from time to time to satisfy the requirement that the Senate not be in session at the time of the recess appointment.

    Just having Obama make this threat will put an end to a lot of the Republican shenanigans.  But whether it does or doesn't really doesn't matter that much - the posts will be filled one way or another.  But the childish behavior of the Republicans won't be rewarded.

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