President Obama flexed his muscles ever-so-slightly this week when he made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. However, several prominent Republicans are arguing that Congress isn’t technically in recess thanks to the briefest of “proforma” sessions. Thus, they claim that Obama’s appointment is not only unconstitutional, but an unprecedented power-grab.
Jon Stewart addressed the political saber-rattling at the heart of this mock-troversy on Thursday
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