President uses signing statement after campaigning otherwise
POSTED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:50pm
Tyler TX — Last night, President Obama used a signing statement.
It was an effort to change the meaning of the defense funding bill that congress sent to him for his signature:
The president's signing statement clarified many points he opposed in the bill while still approving it.
Yet while campaigning for president in 2008, Mr. Obama said that "signing statements" are a presidential power grab, and made clear he believed they violate the constitution.
Here is the entire text of his signing statement.