More Republican Hypocrisy

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President Obama is regularly chastised for issuing signing statements. Most recently, after signing into law the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012, which contained a provision designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using taxpayer funds to “advocate or promote gun control,” the president issued this caveat: “I have advised Congress that I will not construe these provisions as preventing me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibility to recommend to the Congress’s consideration such measures as I shall judge necessary and expedient.” Republicans were silent, however, when George W. Bush issued his many signing statements.

9:01 pm on January 8, 2013