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Congress just may be growing a pair ... Better late than never. sck
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WASHINGTON - A powerful Republican committee chairman who has led the fight against President Bush's signing statements said Monday he would have a bill ready by the end of the week allowing Congress to sue him in federal court.

"We will submit legislation to the United States Senate which will...authorize the Congress to undertake judicial review of those signing statements with the view to having the president's acts declared unconstitutional," Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said on the Senate floor ... Snip


http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14020234/

But why is this action getting so much coverage, when this:

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Conyers v. Bush: Lawsuit over Federal Deficit Reduction Act
Rep. John Conyer's (D-MI) is suing President Bush over the enactment of the Federal Deficit Rediction Act. Shorter version: The House and Senate passed different versions of the bill and even though they went to conference, the House never voted on the version passed by the Senate as a House clerk changed a provision in the Senate version and Bush signed it into law. Bush can't sign a bill unless it has been agreed to by both the House and Senate.

http://talkleft.com/new_archives/015368.html

received so very little coverage?

Further, when Conyers began leading the congressional charge to rein in this imperial, unitary president more than 4 years ago, he [like McKinney] was deemed a nutcase. Mad
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I got my hopes up and thought that maybe the Dems in Congress had grown a pair last year when they called a special closed meeting of the Senate with no cameras allowed inside. I thought they were giving the Republicans a closed door lashing.

But apparently they did jack shit. They're still just as weak as ever. They must have just had a closed-door sex party or something.


I have a feeling this new development will yield the same: NOTHING.

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