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Group says Obama wants 'rubber stamp' judges to OK new EPA, IRS regs

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President Obama is trying to pack new liberal judges on the important D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the court's practice of slapping away his regulations and recess appointments, according to a new TV ad targeting a southern Democratic senator that OK'd the president's picks.

The Judicial Crisis Network is launching an ad campaign Saturday in Arkansas that calls embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor a judicial ally of a president eager to expand his power through executive actions and regulations.

Pryor is up for re-election and the Republicans believe they have a good chance of beating him. Other conservative independent groups, notably the Club for Growth, are assailing the Democrat's support of Obamacare.

Judicial Crisis Network claims that the president is trying to put three new liberal judges on the court that will “rubber stamp his regulatory rampage” and end the court’s history of keeping the president in check, notably its decision to nix his move to make recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

Below is the text of the new ad which will run in Little Rock for two weeks:

Mark Pryor voted for every one of Obama’s liberal activist judges.

Every single one.

Now Pryor is helping Obama pack a key court with new liberal judges, who will review the EPA, the IRS, and agencies Obama is using to push his unconstitutional job-killing agenda.

When Mark Pryor rubber stamps Obama’s liberal judges, it hurts Arkansas.

Enough is enough: Tell Mark Pryor to go to work for Arkansas, not Obama.

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.