Obama Signing Statement

Before President Obama left for Hawaii to join his family on a Christmas vacation, he signed into law a package of budget bills for the current fiscal year - but he also let Congress know that a few provisions would not be observed by his administration.

These are called "signing statements" and have a times been rather controversial - mainly depending on which party is in control of the White House.  

In other words, if it is your President, the signing statement is okay - if the other party controls the White House, then signing statements are usually bad.

This latest Obama signing statement has to do with Guantanamo detainees, the deployment of U.S. military forces overseas, restrictions on diplomatic work, the assignemnts of executive branch officials and restrictions on the use of money at the Library of Congress and in other agencies.

Put on your legal hat and sift through this signing statement:

Before President Obama left for Hawaii to join his family on a Christmas vacation, he signed into law a package of budget bills for the current fiscal year - but he also let Congress know that a few provisions would not be observed by his administration. These are called "signing ...

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