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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a closed-door intelligence briefing for members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, as President Barack Obama seeks congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senate-crafted Syria resolution riddled with loopholes for Obama

    Senators on Wednesday tried to write a tight resolution authorizing President Obama to strike Syria under very specific circumstances, but analysts and lawmakers said the language still has plenty of holes the White House could use to expand military action well beyond what Congress appears to intend.


  • **FILE** President Obama (left) speaks Feb. 9, 2012, in Washington about a settlement with the nation's five largest banks over foreclosures. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is in the background. (Associated Press)

    Scholars doubt White House privilege claim

    President Obama could be on shaky legal ground with his assertion of executive privilege in a congressional investigation that has been going on for a year, according to scholars who study the limits of presidential power.


  • **FILE** President Obama speaks April 30, 2012, in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Obama raises legal eyebrows with executive privilege claim

    President Obama could be on shaky legal ground with his assertion of executive privilege in a congressional investigation that has been going on for a year, according to scholars who study the limits of presidential power.


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