Sorry, Mr. Speaker.

What Mattered This Week?

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist covering U.S. politics. A political scientist, he previously wrote "A Plain Blog About Politics." He is co-editor of "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012."
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It matters that recess appointments are still around; they could have been entirely eliminated.

What didn't matter? House Speaker John Boehner's planned lawsuit against the president isn't likely to matter.

That's what I have. How about you? What do you think mattered this week?

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