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Yes, Trump Can Close Congress

Every president eventually reaches into a bag of tricks. Donald Trump is no different. On Wednesday he demanded that Congress adjourn so that he can make recess appointments—temporary appointments permissible when the Senate is recessed. If Congress fails to adjourn, he threatens to close it, using constitutional authority no president has ever deployed. The president has it right. And he has James Madison, the father of the Constitution, on his side.

For decades, presidents abused their Article II recess appointment power,…

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