Recent presidents have made more recess appointments because of partisan gridlock in the Senate, where nominations are held up, analysts say. Obama has made 18 so far. Bush made 171 in his eight years in office.
FTC Chairman Leibowitz is courting the American Medical Association (AMA). That's not a plus for consumers.
A microphone rests on a stool that President Obama used during a town hall meeting about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Md.
There's little BP can do to stop the onslaught of lawsuits heading its way.
The bad news is that Washington has to make hard choices now to avert disaster. The good news is that some members of Congress are showing real political courage.