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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - International Union Of Operating Engineers
Any consumer of politics and policy debates in the nation's capital will recall the countless times President Obama has called on those serving in Congress to set aside pettiness and partisanship and take steps to deliver real reforms benefitting the American people.
President Obama is not backing down from his unlawful installation of officials at the National Labor Relations Board. Despite being told by a federal appellate court that it was unconstitutional to make a recess appointment when the Senate was still in session, the administration is standing by purported appointee Richard Griffin.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
On Wednesday, President Obama infuriated Republicans and threatened to spark a constitutional crisis when he announced he would make four recess appointments during a "pro forma" session of Congress. A pro forma session occurs when Congress "gavels in and gavels out" every three days but is not technically on recess.
Senate Republicans appear likely to block confirmation of President Obama's two latest nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, which is increasingly under fire for being too friendly to unions.