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What Powers Does President Obama Legally Have?

The Supreme Court ruled that President Obama's recess appointments to fill openings in the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional. Was he abusing his power? This made us wonder, what sort of powers does the president actually have?

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Obama Recess Appointments Illegal, Supreme Court Finds
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/06/26/obama-recess-appointments-illegal-unanimous-supreme-court-finds
Justices say presidents can only make recess appointments when the Senate says it's in recess.

Presidential Powers
http://nationalparalegal.edu/conlawcrimproc_public/federalism/presidentialpowers.asp
Find out what powers the president actually has.

Supreme Court Says Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional
http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-recess-appointments-case-supreme-court-nlrb-2014-6
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Barack Obama's recess appointments to fill slots on the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 were unconstitutional.