Monday, March 29, 2010

Favorite WSJ Online Post of the Day. 3.29.10

Two Papers in One!

"Seizing the opportunity presented by the Congressional holiday break, Mr. Bush announced 17 recess appointments--a constitutional gimmick that allows a president to appoint someone when Congress is in recess to a job that normally requires Senate approval. . . . Modern presidents have employed this power to place nominees who ran into political trouble in the Senate. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton made scores of recess appointments. But both of them faced a Congress controlled by the opposition party, while the Senate has been under Republican control for Mr. Bush's entire five years in office."--editorial, New York Times, Jan. 9, 2006

""--New York Times editorials commenting on President Obama's Saturday announcement of 15 recess appointments, quoted in full as of March 29, 2010

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