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David Vitter Mistakenly Accuses Climate Bill Of Giving Dictatorial Powers To President

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This is a deeply strange story, ably picked apart by the smart conservative blogger Ed Morrissey. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has been making the rounds today claiming that the climate bill includes a provision that -- in the words of the Washington Examiner -- "requires President Obama to act like Venezuelan strong man Hugo Chavez" and assume emergency powers if a "climate emergency" is declared by the EPA. The truth, from the legislation:

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