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Obama signs defense bill despite ‘serious reservations’ over handling of terror suspects – Washington Post

On December 31, 2011 the Washington Post reported that President Obama had sign into law a controversial defense appropriations bill.  Despite originally threatening to veto the bill, the President signed the bill after Congress "made minimally acceptable changes that no longer challenged the president's terrorism-fighting ability."

Moreover, in a move to preserve the White House's flexibility with counter-terrorism efforts, the Washington Post reported that Obama stated in a "signing statement" that

"Moving forward, my administration will interpret and implement the provisions described below in a manner that best preserves the flexibility on which our safety depends and upholds the values on which this country was founded."

According to the article "Signing statements allow presidents to raise constitutional objections to circumvent Congress' intent."

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