Housing nominee Mel Watt helped create the subprime crisis

Charles C. Johnson The Daily Caller 5/5/2013

Mel Watt, President Obama’s nominee for director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, pushed government programs to help welfare recipients buy homes during the creation of the subprime mortgage bubble.

Watt, a 20-year Member of Congress from North Carolina’s 12th district, also had a hand in programs allowing […]

Obama bypasses Senate to fill labor board posts

Sam Hananel The Associated Press 1/4/2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama named three members to the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, bypassing fierce opposition from Republicans who claim the agency has leaned too far in favor of unions.

The recess appointments came just hours after Obama used a similar move to install former […]