President Obama made waves Tuesday by nominating three candidates to the National Labor Relations Board, even as the board's authority is being questioned by the courts and Republicans plot to shut it down.
The National Labor Relations Board indicated that it will press ahead with its work, despite a bombshell ruling Friday that called into question the legitimacy of the agency’s board and of the cases decided by President Obama’s recess appointees over the past year.
A member of the National Labor Relations Board accused of leaking inside information has resigned.
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.