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Four contenders emerge for Trump’s Labor post after Puzder pulls out

President Donald Trump is considering at least four candidates to be his new nominee for labor secretary after his previous pick abruptly withdrew from the confirmation process. Two administration officials told Fox News late Wednesday that potential nominees include former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) members Peter Kirsanow and Alexander Acosta, former South Carolina Department

Last chance for Obama to sneak in Garland to the Supreme Court is unlikely

A last-ditch effort for President Obama to try and punch Merrick Garland through to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia is unlikely. A new Congress starts at noon Tuesday and there’s no active chatter that the Obama administration has anything in the works or is even contemplating a bizarre, extra-Constitutional power

U.S. top court may curb presidential appointment powers

Supreme Court justices, hearing a dispute over presidential powers a day before the U.S. election, indicated on Monday they might curb a president’s authority to staff top administration posts in a case involving the National Labor Relations Board. The eight justices heard an hour-long argument in a 2014 legal challenge brought by Arizona-based private ambulance

Conservative Victory: A Look at 5 Significant Supreme Court Cases of This Term

Kara Jones  The conservative movement experienced considerable achievements throughout the course of the Supreme Court’s October 2013 – June 2014 term. An overview of five key decisions that championed religious freedom, First Amendment rights, and more: 1. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) v. Noel Canning Decided June 26, 2014 9 to 0 The Supreme Court

Obama whines: These Republicans are suing me for doing my job

Allahpundit,  This is a guy, remember, who likes to remind his opponents that he knows a thing or two about the Constitution after having taught it for several years and then gets destroyed by the Supreme Court on recess appointments. What you’re about to watch is actually a bookend to this now infamous clip from

Michelle Malkin: Obstructionism Is Patriotic

Three cheers for right-wing obstructionism. Can we have more, please, and louder? This week’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s illegal recess appointments is a double smackdown. First, it’s a rebuke against arrogant White House power-grabbers who thought they could act with absolute impunity and interminable immunity. Second, the ruling is a reproach of

Obama, Senate Democrats take aim at gender pay gap

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women’s wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men. Obama on Tuesday planned to sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against workers

A Supreme Court Case That Could Take Away One Of Obama’s Biggest Powers

 The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Monday in a case with potentially dramatic long-term implications for the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches. The legal question is whether the president may temporarily appoint people to staff executive branch agencies when Congress is not conducting business but also not