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  •  bear83 - the Dems did the same thing (3+ / 0-)
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    rja, MKSinSA, malharden

    for the last two years of GWB's administration. Reid kept the Senate in session, without recess, for nearly two years specifically so that Bush could not make additional recess appointments. This happened just after Bush named John Bolton Ambassador to the UN.

    What the Obama administration is planning to do it is thread the needle and make a recess appointment in the one second between the first and second session of the 112th Congress. If this is legal then could a GOP President make 2, 5, 25 recess appointments using the same technique?

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 04:52:06 PM PST

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    •  I am wrong (1+ / 0-)
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      MKSinSA

      Apparently the second session started today, so the option of using the short time between the first and second sessions to make recess appointments is gone.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 04:58:17 PM PST

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    •  Teddy Roosevelt did it (2+ / 0-)
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      semiot, Actbriniel

      during the day between sessions. It is legal.

      Your story about Reid is not accurate:

      On April 4, 2007, during the Easter recess of Congress, Bush announced three recess appointments. The first was Sam Fox to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium.[7] Fox's appointment had been thwarted in Congress because he had donated $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential campaign, a group whose advertisements many Democrats blamed for John Kerry's loss.[8] The second appointment announced that day was Susan Dudley to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management and Budget.

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      - Reid started the pro-formas in November 2007 when the Democrats had the majority.
      - Bush made 171 recess appointments.
      - Obama has made just 28.

      "Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by bear83 on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 08:31:50 PM PST

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    •  But Bush's appointees all failed the 50 vote (2+ / 0-)
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      semiot, Actbriniel

      threshold and were outright rejected.  Republicans here aren't even allowing Obama's appointees to get an up or down vote.

      Having a policy does not mean receiving care. -- Tzimisce

      by Miggles on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 08:40:00 PM PST

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