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Obama Promised Not to Use Signing Statements, but Released One Last Night

8:37 AM, Jan 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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communications would be unlawful or would reveal information 

that is properly privileged or otherwise confidential.  

Additionally, section 1034 would require a subordinate to submit 

materials directly to the Congress without change, and thereby 

obstructs the traditional chain of command.  I will implement 

this provision in a manner consistent with my authority as the 

Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the head of the 

executive branch. 

 A number of provisions in the bill -- including 

sections 534(b)(6), 674, 675, 735, 737, 1033(b), 1068, and 

1803 -- could intrude upon my constitutional authority to 

recommend such measures to the Congress as I "judge necessary 

and expedient."  My Administration will interpret and implement 

these provisions in a manner that does not interfere with my 

constitutional authority. 

      BARACK OBAMA 

THE WHITE HOUSE, 

    January 2, 2013. 

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