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British Cartoonist Steve Bell Draws American Presidents

Cartoonist Steve Bell has been skewering British politicians since his career took off in the late 1970s. Because his obsession is politics, a good number of American presidents have come in for in his particular brand of satire. Steve Bell's leftist politics inform how he characterizes US presidents. George W. Bush was easy. Barack Obama: not so much.

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Obama's recess appointments outrage Republicans

President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Richard Cordray as the first head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He also named three people to the National Labor Relations Board. He used the constitutionally allowed recess appointment system, though Republicans say the Senate wasn't actually in recess.