Politico breaks the news that the president has appointed no fewer than three members to the activist National Labor Relations Board:
President Barack Obama made more controversial recess appointments Wednesday, filling three open seats on the National Labor Relations Board just hours after he appointed Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The three appointees — Sharon Block, Terence F. Flynn, and Richard Griffin — will take their place on a board that has been sharply attacked by Republicans for favoring labor.
“The American people deserve to have qualified public servants fighting for them every day – whether it is to enforce new consumer protections or uphold the rights of working Americans,” Obama said in announcing the appointments.
This is the president declaring war on the House and Senate GOP. Expect lots of power-grabbing executive orders to follow.