Obama’s Intel Signing Statement Big on Secrecy, Increased Executive Power

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 3:30 pm

Of course the Intelligence Authorization bill would have a signing statement, because that’s just how these carefully crafted bills are treated by Presidents guarding their Executive Power.

DDay pointed me to the signing statement that Obama issued in conjunction with the new Intelligence Authorization. There are three key points, IMO.

 

The Compromise Intelligence Authorization: More Oversight, More Responsibility

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 1:25 pm

It remains to be seen whether this compromise will give Congress enough new oversight powers to prevent the abuses that happened under Bush (and heck–I assume the Gang of Four, if not the Gang of Eight–has signed off on assassinating US citizens solely on the President’s say so, so it’s not clear that oversight will be any use in protecting the Constitution). But Jeff Stein reports both Pelosi and DiFi declaring victory, while the White House and DOD remain silent.

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