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Battle looms on White House authority

ACLU worries that Bush views on power linger

Protesters dressed in orange jumpsuits to evoke Guantanamo prison detainees attended the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on the proposed ''truth commission'' to investigate the Bush administration's national security policies. Protesters dressed in orange jumpsuits to evoke Guantanamo prison detainees attended the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on the proposed ''truth commission'' to investigate the Bush administration's national security policies. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/ Associated Press)
By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / March 5, 2009

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WASHINGTON - As a Senate committee debated yesterday whether to create a "truth commission" to investigate alleged abuses of White House authority during the Bush era, President Obama has quietly adopted some of his predecessor's expansive views of the power as commander in chief - especially concerning antiterrorism policies. (Full article: 813 words)

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