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Executive Privilege: Another Presidential Lie

This is Obama's first use of "executive privilege," but both by historical and current legal standards it is radically overreaching.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  06-29-2012  |  Commentary

Since When Does the President Have the Power to Silence People Who Want to Talk?new

It's fascinating to see the various uses George W. Bush's administration has made of the phrase "executive privilege." Most recently, Karl Rove has ignored a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee to testify about the prosecution of Don Siegelman, the former governor of Alabama, a Democrat who also happened to be that party's best chance to regain the governor's mansion. (Rove has already brushed off a subpoena from the Senate.)
Baltimore City Paper  |  Brian Morton  |  06-10-2008  |  Commentary

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