Comments for: An abuse of Senate power

Posted Sept. 02, 2011, at 6:56 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 03, 2011, at 12:42 a.m.

Once upon a time, we could have expected the following sequence: After considerable debate, Congress would have passed a bill creating an agency. The president would then nominate someone to head that agency. That nomination would be considered on its merits by the Senate. But this is now. The president …

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