Circumventing the Senate confirmation process, President Obama has installed 15 appointees while Congress is out on spring recess. Pundits are spinning it as a sign of Obama's renewed willingness to defy Republican obstructionism. The biggest bone of contention is the appointment of union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker was blocked last month by Republicans and two Democrats, and just days ago, all 41 Senate Republicans signed a letter begging the President not appoint him. Is this a new phase of the Obama presidency?