Daily Archives: December 16, 2011

Congress and Obama compromise on executive power, ignore civil liberties

Billy Corriher  President Obama will sign into law a defense authorization bill that purports to expand his authority to indefinitely detain persons suspected of terrorism.  The President initially threatened to veto the bill over objections to provisions that required military custody of detainees.  The Obama administration argued it needed the flexibility to take both a military and…

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