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  •  massive?? (0+ / 0-)

    Do you know how many times bush did this??? Holy cow. this isn't new. It's not historical. It's the first and only time Obama has done this in his presidency...can't say the same for bush...

    •  Bush never did this. (1+ / 0-)
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      VClib

      He never appointed anyone during a pro forma session. Obama killed the pro-forma filibuster today.

    •  wavpeac - how many time for Bush = ZERO (0+ / 0-)

      You are missing the point. This is not about recess appointments, but about the more narrow issue of who determines when the Senate is "not" in recess, the Senate or the President?

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 08:18:35 PM PST

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