Working Vacation: Obama Makes Controversial Appointments

From vacation in Hawaii, President Obama has used his recess appointment power to fill six administration posts, some controversial, including naming Washington attorney James Cole as deputy attorney general and Robert Ford as U.S. ambassador to Syria. The White House justified the recess appointments, running around the Senate confirmation process, because the positions have been left vacant for too long. "All administrations face delays in getting some of their nominees confirmed, but the...Full Story
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