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Executive Privilege

Game Change: Cheney Opens Himself to Subpoena Regarding 9/11, Iraq, Torture and Valerie Plame

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

When Dick Cheney appears before Congress to answer questions about his actions that caused the death and maiming of hundreds of thousands of people, some from incompetence, some as a result of outright lying- -- then he can come talk to us about Hillary Clinton testifying again.

Interruption-driven Content Consumption

John Pavley | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I want the critical messages to get through without having to set-up exceptions and hide all my toys. If the house is on fire or North Korea does something naughty, I want to know about it.

Holding Attorneys General in Contempt

Anthony Gregory | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Liberals are right to criticize Republicans for politicizing Fast and Furious. Conservatives are right that Democrats would have called for Gonzales' head if he'd been implicated. Instead we should recognize that the executive branch, regardless of party, sees itself as above the law.

Republicans Will File Civil Lawsuit Over Fast And Furious

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress will file a civil lawsuit over President Barack Obama's invoking of executive privilege in connection with Opera...

Playing Fast and Furious With a Man's Reputation

Norm Stamper | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The country's interest is best served when both the executive and the legislative branches resist partisan showboating and rigorously defend against the politicization of the Department of Justice.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.24.2012 | Media

Hello, everybody! It is Sunday morning, which must mean that I am awake and unhappy about having to watch all these horrific political chat shows, and...

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

John Rudolf

Obama Goes 'Nuclear' On Republicans | John Rudolf | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, invoking executive privilege for the first time on Wednesday, blocked a House Republican subpoena of Justice Dep...

Issa's Committee Takes Serious Action Against Holder

Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a 23-17 vote. Speaker...

Sam Stein

Obama Asserts Rare Authority In Fast And Furious Case | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama has asserted executive privilege in response to requests made by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Ove...

Libyan Invasion as Further Expansion of Obama's Executive Power

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

The Obama White house says the adventure in Libya is not a war. Well over 100 cruise missiles have been shot into Libya. We've established a no-fly zone -- an act of war.

New Justice Department Push To Keep Bush Aides From Testifying

Murray Waas | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Murray Waas

The Justice Department filed papers in court late Monday asking a federal judge to temporarily set aside his own order directing White House officials...

What Did the President Know and When Did He Know It? Karl Rove Knows...

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

Since we are a democracy and none of us are above the law, either we all have to honor subpoenas or we don't. If Karl Rove does not have to show up to court, then none of us have to.

Rove's Executive Privilege Claims Don't Pass the Laugh Test

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One tantalizing question Chairman Conyers should ask Rove when he comes to testify: "Did George Bush issue you a pardon?" It is very possible that Bush issued a host of pardons secretly.

Karl Rove's Executive Privilege May Vanish on January 20, 2009

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

While the economy, energy, education and a redirection of foreign policy are all very pressing matters, the new Congress cannot ignore restoring the integrity of the Constitution.

Executive Accountability: A Constitutional Amendment for the Next Congress

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Excluding from the pardon power persons who have worked for the administration will prevent the president from covering up illegal acts -- making it less likely that officials will carry out illegal acts in the first place.

Precedent George Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.

President Bush Claims Executive Privilege in EPA Investigation

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Today the President has asserted executive privilege to prevent the Committee from learning why he and his staff overruled EPA.