Republicans criticize as Democrats defend Obama appointments

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A leading Republican predicted Sunday that President Obama’s [intlink id=”706425″ type=”post”]appointment of 15 officials [/intlink]while sidestepping Senate confirmation would make it more difficult to get bipartisan support for future legislation.

But senior members of the Obama administration said that obstructionist Republicans had given the president little choice.

“This is going to make problems worse,” [intlink id=”210073″ type=”post”]Lindsey Graham[/intlink], a Republican and South Carolina’s senior senator said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Full story: Republicans Criticize as Democrats Defend Obama Appointments – NYTimes.com