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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:40 PM
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Feingold: Obama Should ‘Renounce The Extreme Claims Of Executive Power’ In Inaugural Address»
Feingold: Obama Should ‘Renounce The Extreme Claims Of Executive Power’ In Inaugural Address»


During an interview last Friday on PBS with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) host Bill Moyers asked Feingold what he wanted from the upcoming Obama administration. “I would like the new president to do exactly what he said he’s going to do,” Feingold said, such as bringing the country together, ending the Iraq war and closing Guantanamo.

Feingold also told Moyers that in his inaugural address, Obama should “renounce the extreme claims of executive power”:

FEINGOLD: Well, of course, the new president, minutes after he’s sworn in, in this wonderful moment — it will be cold out there. It will be short speech. But included in the speech, I would hope, would be some attempt by this new, wonderful president to renounce the extreme claims of executive power. To simply renounce these claims that were made by the Bush administration.

Watch it at link/more...

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/08/feingold-obama-inau... /

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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:41 PM
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1. One more reason why Russ Feingold is the MAN
:applause:
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:41 PM
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2. Yes!
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:44 PM
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3. Can he renounce them AFTER he's dismantled all of Bush's acts?
How about a month, can we give him a month so he can use his own Signing Statements to undo Bush's Signing Statements?
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:46 PM
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4. No he should abuse the shit out of them to harm republicans.
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:47 PM
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5. at least for the criminals that have served for the last 8 years... n/t
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:48 PM
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6. Unfortunately, Obama and Bush both believe that...
...when a president receives a bill, and consider parts of it unconstitutional, that he should sign the bill anyway and write a signing statement.

I think a president should veto the bill in that situation.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...


"No one doubts that it is appropriate to use signing statements to protect a president's constitutional prerogatives."

- Barack Obama
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:48 PM
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7. Feingold 2016
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