Charlie Savage has been researching how Cheney and this administration have taken certain theories of presidential power from the Reagan era to the current extreme practice. What he's found is that many of the Reaganites who devised these expansive presidential power concepts are rather shocked and dismayed by how the current gang has pushed the line. Yet, as Charlie found, even during the Reagan administration some were warning that these devices could lead to some very bad consequences for our form government. No kidding.
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