Friday Follow: GOP Presidential Hopefuls, Obama’s Recess Appointments

The Takeaway

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week’s big stories. Among the headlines, after Mitt Romney squeezed out Rick Santorum by just eight votes in the Iowa caucuses, his hometown newspaper, The Boston Globe, endorsed rival Jon Huntsman. Meanwhile, Michele Bachmann dropped out of the race after placing last in Tuesday’s caucuses. President Obama and Congressional Republicans are doing battle again, this time over his recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This Friday Follow features Jeff Yang, writer of the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and bloger for our co-producer WNYC’s Political Website, It’s a Free Country; Ron Christie, Republican political strategist and political contributor for the Takeaway and It’s a Free Country, and Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at

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