In connection with Friday’s federal appeals court 46-page ruling that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to appoint three members to the National Labor Relations Board, most media overlooked the source that triggered the action leading to the decision, notes Grumpy Editor.
Noel Canning, a Washington state family-owned contract canning and bottling facility (that includes Pepsi), sued the NLRB, challenging the board’s decision, citing Obama made so-called “recess” appointments without the Senate being in recess.
It’s noteworthy because Republicans, legal scholars, Constitution experts and editorial page editors were silent in raising eyebrows on the “recess” appointments.
Movement with short sale ‘unending nightmare’
Although previously-owned home sales of 4.65 million in 2012 were up 9 percent from the prior year and the best in five years, sales could rise even more --- giving the economy a lift --- without the heavy red tape, indecisions, complications and paperwork of major banks.
John Taylor in the Las Vegas Sun on Jan. 20 detailed the “unending nightmare.”
The sale took eight months to wrap up, said Taylor, a senior editor of local news.
His assessment: “Beware of the not-so-short short sale.”
Read the full article here.
Havana’s Sloppy Joe’s bar reopening grabs space
Reopening of a nearby bar may be welcome news in local newspaper sections, but an Associated Press story on the return of Sloppy Joe’s in far-off Havana grabbed up to a quarter page of space, with art, in some weekend editions.
The bar, in its heyday, attracted Hollywood stars and other celebrities.
Founded in 1918, it indicates the bar must have a pretty good PR person, Cuban style, to warrant that sort or coverage in the U.S. press.
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