Saturday, December 24, 2011

Obama says he's not bound by Guantanamo, gun-control, other policy riders

President Obama said Friday he will not be bound by at least 20 policy riders in the 2012 omnibus funding the government, including provisions pertaining to Guantanamo Bay and gun control. After he signed the omnibus into law Friday, the White House released a concurrent signing statement saying Obama will object to portions of the legislation on constitutional grounds. Signing statements are highly controversial, and their legality is disputed...more

Government of Obama, by Obama, and for Obama.

These signing statements have a sordid history, starting with James Monroe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or anything else!