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Politics: Obama's Appointments / A Discussion #1011266

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy over President Obama's appointment of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three NLRB appointments via the recess appointment process examined. [OBAMA - speaks out.] [Presidential candidates Rick SANTORUM, Mitt ROMNEY, former Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH - criticize Obama.] The Constitution on recess appointments quoted. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- says 181 nominees are pending before the Senate: obstruction of nominations.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jessica Yellin, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton. [YELLIN, FLEISCHER, BURTON - offer views on the president's recess appointments and the politics of the move.]

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