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Does anyone else have a problem with this?

Well, let's just put the constitution in the corner and show it that we mean business:
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton told the House of Representatives that "the White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress passed a resolution constraining the mission."
h/t Glenn Greenwald:
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Birthers, et. al. - Welcome to your Unitary Executive Future

At first, I was barely interested in the whole "birther" debate, but now, after the last week's reactions to Obama's bland-as-a-mayonnaise-sandwich-on-enriched-white-bread-with-crust-cut-off sandwich speeches, I've come to a hypothesis I would like to share.

Is it possible that the reaction to Obama (as mainstream, unconfrontational and bland as he is) - in the form that he "deserves no respect as a valid President" - is a logical outcome of the desire by a segment of the political spectrum for a Unitary Executive President? Read more about Birthers, et. al. - Welcome to your Unitary Executive Future

Friday PM News Dump Drinking Game

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it:

Read the signing statement attached to the just-this-afternoon-signed "SAFE Port Act". Take one drink--Maker's Mark suggested but anything not made by the Jack Daniel's company* is acceptable--every time you run across the phrase "unitary executive." Read more about Friday PM News Dump Drinking Game

Face The Nation: Keller, Specter, Levin

Remember the kid games "Simon Says" and "Mother May I"? These are essentially slow-motion races but the catch in both is that forward progress--which is always in the form of some ludicrous maneuver like "scissor steps" or "baby steps" or "giant steps" or skipping or hopping on one foot or the like-- can only be made when a particular rule is obeyed. If the director says "Take four giant steps forward" and you do it....BZZZT! You are busted and must go back, because the director didn't say "Simon says take four giant steps." Read more about Face The Nation: Keller, Specter, Levin

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