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  • GOP senators sue Obama over sham labor board nominees

    04/17/2012 7:53:38 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 47 replies
    The Washington Wxaminer ^ | April 17, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    In a double-barrelled blast at President Obama, Senate Republicans today moved to join a lawsuit challenging the White House’s Christmas “recess appointment” of National Labor Relations Board members even though the Senate was technically in session. To handle their case, they hired Miguel Estrada, who in 2002 became the first-ever judicial nominee to be torpedoed by a Democratic filibuster. “The president’s decision to circumvent the American people by installing his appointees at a powerful federal agency, when the Senate was not in recess, and without obtaining the advice and consent of the Senate, is an unprecedented power grab,” McConnell said....