Clinton Vows Review of Exec 'Power Grab'

Guardian America launches with Hillary chat on presidency
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2007 1:28 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks at a rally Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 in Fresno, Calif. Clinton spoke to students at Fresno High School about her future plans if...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton has vowed to launch a review of executive powers "expanded" by President Bush if the job becomes hers, she says in an interview with Guardian America, the Guardian's new US website. Referring to Bush and Dick Cheney, the senator told the Guardian's US editor, Michael Tomasky, "I'm going to have to review everything that they've done."

"The power grab undertaken by the Bush-Cheney administration has gone much further than any other president and has been sustained for longer," she said. She also criticized Bush's habit of painting "terrorists" with "a broad brush, which has not been particularly helpful in understanding what it is we were up against."