Recess!

President Obama will take advantage of the Congress' recess to fill 15 economic posts allowing him to circumvent the Senate's confirmation process.

President Obama will take advantage of the Congress' recess to fill 15 economic posts allowing him to circumvent the Senate's confirmation process. "The move reflected the frustration within the White House about what they see as obstructionist actions by a Republican minority that is intent on blocking the administration's agenda. The Republicans saw the move as confirmation that President Obama had abandoned his pledges of trying to govern in a bipartisan way and further deepened their skepticism over the administration's economic policy. As the White House announced its intention to make the recess appointments, an administration official confirmed that Obama would name Donald M. Berwick, a pediatrician who has pushed hospitals to lower costs and improve care, to head a crucial agency overseeing parts of the new healthcare law."

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