Funny how a Democratic President can remind all Members of Congress that they hold the power of the purse and do not have to accept an out-of-control executive branch. As CQ Politics David Nather reports after the House voted 429-2 to negate an Obama Administration signing statement: Cut off the money? Congress can do that? [...]
I agree with Digby, and thank Richard Clarke for pointing out that the trauma of September 11, 2001, is no excuse for bad decisions made by government leaders. As Clarke writes: Yet listening to Cheney and Rice, it seems that they want to be excused for the measures they authorized after the attacks on the [...]
As Harpers’ Scott Norton explains, Senator Leahy endorses this necessary idea.
Rick Perlstein wants concerned people on the internet to highlight an outrageous quote from then Rep. Dick Cheney — a quote that could have served as a warning to us had we remembered it. In the Minority Report about the Iran-Contra hearings, Rep. Cheney asserted: To the extent that the Constitution and laws are read [...]