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Executive Privilege

The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Takeaway

Obama Invokes Executive Privilege, Holder Contempt Vote Proceeds

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted yesterday to proceed with a full congressional vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress, despite President Obama's decision to invoke executive privilege. Todd Zwillich and Allan Lichtman discuss whether Obama's decision was a political move to stall the proceedings against Holder or if the administration was actually hiding their involvement in the operation.

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