Job creators today are finding it difficult to make important decisions about their businesses, growth opportunities and investments. A federal court recently gave hope to beleaguered small-business owners by ruling President Obama's January 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional.
President Obama is riding a pretty long, unbroken streak of policy victories that is scheduled to come to an end this week. The $85 billion sequester that will reduce spending by a scant 2.4 percent marks the first serious misstep by a president who is overseeing the largest expansion of federal government intervention in the economy in two generations. Mr. Obama has either expanded federal control or protected hard-fought gains during his time in office. He hasn’t gotten everything he wanted, to be sure, but this looks like his first step backward.
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 on Wednesday renominated two Democratic members of the National Labor Relations Board whose recess appointments were ruled unconstitutional — the same day House Republicans moved to temporarily shut down the agency.
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.
On Jan. 20, Barack Obama took the presidential Oath of Office, swearing once again to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso brought forth a bill Wednesday to freeze or moot almost all National Labor Relations Board decisions from the past year.
When the Constitution puts a limitation on executive authority, the president can't just ignore it for the sake of convenience. That message was delivered forcefully on Friday in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican, has called on two of three National Labor Relations Board members wrongly appointed by President Obama during a Senate recess flap to resign from their seats.