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  1. Joseph Segal
    June 21, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    Great article and idea David!
    How can people best support you in this and get involved in working together with CitizenVox?

    In Solidarity,
    Joseph Segal

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  2. Joe
    June 21, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    Post this article everywhere. Email it to MSNBC weeknight line up. Cenk Uguar, Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, Olbermann. One of them will run this. Hold Obama’s feet to the fire and make sure the people know he has this option available.

    I will send to Cenk, if other want to do the same or send to others. This is important.

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  3. gypsy
    June 22, 2011 @ 2:41 am

    Yeah, but:

    How many votes required for the Senate to approve adjournment? Surely it’s not just a gavel from the Pres Pro Tem, right?

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  4. Daily Digest for June 22 » New Deal 2.0
    June 22, 2011 @ 7:01 am

    […] do not have the power to block an Elizabeth Warren recess appointment (Citizen Vox) David Arkush points out that President Obama has the constitutional authority to adjourn the […]

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  5. briefer
    June 23, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    Yeah…but…sounds like the Presidential power to adjourn is limited to cases where the President himself called an extraordinary session to order. How does this apply to regular sessions?

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  6. miriamac
    June 23, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    Read my lips!
    Obama and Geithner do not want to appoint Warren to anything.
    This is Obama’s main strategy. Do or don’t do as he wants and blame the Republicans.

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  7. Republicans Can't Block A Warren Appointment | Care2 Causes
    June 24, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    […] For those following the Warren saga, and it is a saga, the latest development is that Republicans found a way to block a possible Warren recess appointment by simply refusing to adjourn, thereby effectively “staying in session”.  To be more precise, the narrative goes that the House (through Speaker Boehner) has the ability to keep the Senate in session by refusing to adjourn.  It’s a narrative that’s gained traction, but the thing is, the narrative is wrong. […]

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  8. Republicans Can’t Block A Warren Appointment | Twin Rivers
    June 24, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    […] For those following the Warren saga, and it is a saga, the latest development is that Republicans found a way to block a possible Warren recess appointment by simply refusing to adjourn, thereby effectively “staying in session”.  To be more precise, the narrative goes that the House (through Speaker Boehner) has the ability to keep the Senate in session by refusing to adjourn.  It’s a narrative that’s gained traction, but the thing is, the narrative is wrong. […]

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  9. Paladin
    July 14, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    All this discussion is moot. That SOB in the White House will never appoint Elizabeth Warren to head the CFPB. He’s never wanted her there, and neither have his Wall Street masters. It’s just not going to happen (of course, I would love to be proven wrong).

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  10. Why Republicans Will Block Richard Cordray for the CFPB » New Deal 2.0
    July 18, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    […] come online without a director. Will Obama be aggressive and go with a recess appointment? According to Public Citizen, he has more discretion than we […]

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  11. Personal Injury Lawyer Marysville | Wakefield and Associates
    January 7, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    […] Arkush, director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, wrote Obama in June, arguing that the president could make recess appointments, because he has […]

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  12. DUI Attorney Everett | Wakefield and Associates
    January 7, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    […] Arkush, director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, wrote Obama in June, arguing that the president could make recess appointments, because he has […]

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  13. Roosevelt Institute | Why Republicans Will Block Richard Cordray for the CFPB
    November 3, 2015 @ 8:20 am

    […] come online without a director. Will Obama be aggressive and go with a recess appointment? According to Public Citizen, he has more discretion than we […]

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  14. Roosevelt Institute | June 22
    November 3, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    […] do not have the power to block an Elizabeth Warren recess appointment (Citizen Vox) David Arkush points out that President Obama has the constitutional authority to adjourn the […]

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