Bush Urged to Make Recess Picks

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While Congress takes its monthlong break, President Bush is being urged to use his recess appointment powers to name new federal judges. "Bush should make recess appointments," says a key GOP senator. Republicans are dismayed that the Democrats haven't lived up to a pledge to vote on Bush's judges. Some Democrats have suggested blocking every Bush judicial nominee until he leaves office, a threat several Republicans say will result in a move to fight any judge a succeeding Democratic president might nominate.