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Published on Jun 29, 2008
C-SPAN: Last week, Congress reached a compromise on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that left many civil libertarians critical of the continued breadth of executive power. Gene Healy, author of "The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power", discusses similar excesses of executive power that presidents of both parties have enjoyed and the willingness of both Congress and the American people to give a president more power than the constitution allows.