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How has Obama used the power of office?

Much hay was made about President George W. Bush's use of executive privilege. How does President Obama compare. What kinds of things is he able to do but hasn't?

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30 Issues: Presidential Power

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Obama's exercise of executive privilege, and what it says about his work as president. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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Obama's Executive Privilege Order in Context

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the context and the fallout of President Obama's decision to grant executive privilege to the Justice Department in the Fast and Furious case.

→ Relevant Documents: The Letter to Charles Grassley's Office About Fast and Furious | The Letter From Eric Holder Requesting Executive Privilege | Eric Holder's Letter Informing Congress | The Letter Putting Holder in Contempt

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White House Exerts Executive Privilege on 'Fast and Furious'

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White House reporter for POLITICO Josh Gerstein discusses the White House's exertion of executive privilege over the memos related to the flawed gun smuggling operation 'Fast and Furious.'

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