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  •  Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency (3+ / 0-)
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    elwior, mrkvica, truong son traveler

    Charlie Savage, author of this book, uncovered the use over 700 times by W Bush of signing statements. Add a note to a law that says that the executive branch may or may not follow the law just passed.

    Back somewhere in the past Obama said they were bad and he wasn't going to use them. Any power that the has been established and he uses them.

    In fact what is reported in the 2007 book is alive and well in the current administration.

    Takeover:
    The Return of the Imperial Presidency
    And the Subversion of American Democracy

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