GOP Looks Ready To Wait Obama Out On Empty CPSC Spots

By Greg Ryan (January 29, 2013, 9:22 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama renominated longtime trial attorney Marietta Robinson to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday after Congress failed to confirm her last year, but attorneys believe she will likely continue to sit on the sidelines unless she is paired with a Republican nominee.

Obama first nominated Robinson, a Democrat, in January 2012. At the time, both major parties had two commissioners at the CPSC: Democrats Bob Adler and Inez Tenenbaum, the agency's chairman; and Republicans Nancy Nord and Anne Northup. No party can have more than three commissioners at the agency at any time.

The U.S. Senate never...

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