White House Recess Appointments Coming?

Unions gave President Obama a crucial boost in the final push for health care, helping whip House Democrats who threatened to buck the party line and airing supportive ads for those who backed the legislation. Now President Obama might pay them back by pushing through two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, Craig Becker and Mark Pearce, who are popular with unions. According to Politico, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is on board with the plan as well, despite earlier misgivings about using a recess appointment to avoid a GOP filibuster. “He has decided that enough is enough and would support such a move,” Reid spokesman Jim Manley said late Friday.