Friday, June 18, 2010

As the Spill Expands, So Does Presidential Power

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The other day, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked what will happen if the people running BP decline to go along with everything the administration demands of it. "The president," he replied with chilly menace, "has the legal authority to compel them to do so, and if they don't, he will."

As a matter of law, Barack Obama may not have the legal authority to do so, but if recent history is any guide that won't matter...


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