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Thursday, February 28, 2008

FEC to short handed to even call a Quorum

From Politico's Ryan Grim :
The nation is facing the prospect of a presidential contest with no referee, because the Federal Election Commission is too short-handed to call a quorum. With the economy in peril, the Council of Economic Advisers is plodding along with a lone member. The National Labor Relations Board, the body that adjudicates disputes between workers and bosses, has only two of its five commissioners still on the job.

"An explosion at a sugar refinery in Georgia took nearly a dozen lives in February, but the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is missing two of its five members - one of them the chairman. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission's two remaining members leave it one short of a quorum. Close to 200 nominees for federal appointments stand unconfirmed. The federal government is running on fumes, and roadside signs suggest the next gas station won't come until January 2009."


Read Here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8744.html

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