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Presidential Signing Statements

Michael McAuliff

Obama Defies Congress On Czars, Gitmo | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama left town Friday for vacation not only pocketing a victory on the payroll tax, but leaving behind a message of defiance ...

Why Obama Must Embrace the Veto Strategy

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Barack Obama understands that the country wants a president who acts. And as the new, Tea Party-tainted Congress is spoiling for confrontation, now is the ideal moment for a true veto strategy.

Dan Froomkin

Obama Faces Balancing Act With Signing Statement | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House officials are drafting a statement for President Barack Obama to issue when he signs the latest military spending bill, rejecting provisio...

Presidential Power Grows: Will You Love Every Future President?

David Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Swanson

Some of the powers that Bush and Cheney stole from Congress, the courts, and the states are being abused less severely under Obama; others, more so; but far more crucially, all are being maintained.

Bush's Third Term? You're Living It

David Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Swanson

Here's the funny part. This dark fantasy of a third Bush term is also an accurate portrait of Obama's first term to date.

Obama: Don't Rely on Bush's Signing Statements

AP/NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has ordered a review of his predecessor's signing statements which often told officials how to implement laws, t...

McCain Knocks Bush Signing Statements, Says He'll Never Issue One

Washington Post's The Trail | Glenn Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain criticized President Bush today for his practice of issuing signing statements that suggest the president will ignore elements of the...