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  • **FILE** The sign for the National Labor Relations Board is seen outside the organization's headquarters in downtown Washington on July 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Rejected NLRB pick wins vote to serve as board counsel

    It took one year, nine months, 26 days and two nominations, but any day now longtime union lawyer Richard Griffin will start his job at the National Labor Relations Board.


  • MIX: A Labor Day look at Obama's gift to unions

    NLRB fends for Big Labor, not the little guy


  • Illustration: Union NLRB

    EDITORIAL: The 'new' NLRB

    President Obama's environmental regulations and tax increases are job killers enough, and now employers must also deal with a fully reconstituted National Labor Relations Board, with two new Democrats and two new Republicans.


  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, (right) and Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, both see an effort by the Obama adminstration to "pack" the D.C. Circuit Court with left-leaning judges. "With the administration's controversial executive agenda, the president appears to have targeted the D.C. Circuit in hopes he can pack the court and stack the deck to his advantage," Mr. Lee said. (Associated Press)

    Obama faces tough fight filling D.C. Circuit Court

    President Obama's two nominees for the National Labor Relations Board cleared a Senate committee Wednesday as Republicans accused Mr. Obama of trying to pack the D.C. Circuit Court, a long-simmering battle that could spill over into another ugly floor fight before Congress leaves town in August.


  • 'Nuclear option' on filibusters a possibility down the road, Reid says

    President Obama's new appointees to the National Labor Relations Board appear headed for a smooth confirmation as part of a deal struck by Senate Democrats and Republicans to avoid a nasty rules fight.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama wipes away sweat during a speech at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Third court overturns Obama recess appointments

    A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Obama violated the Constitution last year when he made recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, adding more weight to the case as it goes before the Supreme Court in the justices' next session.


  • Obama loses 3rd ruling on recess moves

    A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Obama violated the Constitution last year when he made recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, adding more weight to the case as it goes before the Supreme Court in the justices' next session.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, flanked by Sen. Jeff Merkley (right) and Sen. Tom Udall, hails a Democratic victory after averting a political meltdown, clearing the way for confirmation of presidential nominees. (Associated Press)

    Senate Democrats win votes on four nominees in 'nuclear option' showdown

    Bowing to an ultimatum, Senate Republicans agreed Tuesday to drop objections to key Obama administration nominees, delivering a victory to Senate Democrats who said they will shelve — for now — their own plans to change the rules and curtail filibusters.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (left) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky are sparring on the eve of a session to change Senate rules to remove a 60-vote threshold for President Obama's nominations to win confirmation. Mr. Reid says the changes are minimal; Mr. McConnell says Mr. Reid would be "breaking the rules  in order to change the rules." (Associated Press)

    Senate 'nuclear option' on filibusters defused — for now

    The "nuclear option" has been defused — for now — after Republican senators said Tuesday they would drop their blockade of Richard Cordray to be the new head of a consumer protection bureau, ending for now what had appeared to be a major crisis over the filibuster and minority rights in the Senate.


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