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  •  Obama has given back some C in C powers. (4+ / 0-)
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    A lot of what Bush used to claim he had the authority to do based on inherent Commander in Chief powers, the Obama administration has asserted is authorized only through Congressional Use of Force authorizations.

    Meaning, he's acknowledged that Congress can take those powers back whenever they feel like it. Contrast to John Yoo's extremist arguments that Congress couldn't limit the President's power to use for even if they explicitly passed a bill to do so.

    Art is the handmaid of human good.

    by joe from Lowell on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 02:48:20 PM PDT

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