Friday, June 16, 2006

Specter of past elections

Do you think the White House now regrets their lack of support for removing the PA Senator?

The Boston Globe:
WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter yesterday renewed his vow to hold an oversight hearing on the Bush administration's use of signing statements, saying he ``totally opposed" the president's practice of pronouncing himself exempt from obeying statutes even as he signs them into law.

``I think there is a very strong sense in the Congress in opposition to signing statements," Specter told reporters yesterday. ``We're going to go into the background and get some specifics from the administration on why they think they're appropriate, and consider what we can do. . . . We want to get a fuller statement from the president about what he thinks his authority is here."
WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter cranked up his dispute with the Bush administration over executive power yesterday, threatening to subpoena documents on the White House's warrantless surveillance program.

Specter said he had not received a response to his request that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales appear before the panel this month to answer questions about the surveillance program and other touchy subjects - such as the FBI raid on a lawmaker's office last month.

"I will ask for authorization for a subpoena if we do not get an adequate response," Specter told the committee.


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