MSGOP Update, Jan 29th

Good afternoon,

In today’s update we cover a range of topics. Both State and National issues are discussed, including Second Amendment concerns, financial literacy and President Obama’s recent run-in with a federal appeals court.

Obama Denied

Late last week the Obama Administration was dealt a blow by a federal appeals court. The court ruled that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and that he abused his powers when he acted while the Senate was not actually in recess. “Allowing the president to define the scope of his own appointments power would eviscerate the Constitution’s separation of powers,” the judges said in their opinion. Calling Obama’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution a “huge, massive overstep of executive power,” U.S. Senator Roger Wicker spoke to Fox News on the issue: