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>Orlando’s Rep. Adams fears Obama power grab

>Orlando’s Rep. Adams fears Obama power grab
8:09 p.m. EST, April 7, 2012|By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — A White House order updating federal emergency powers has raised alarm among some conservative commentators, and U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, that President Barack Obama is attempting to grab unconstitutional powers.

A columnist with The Washington Times declared the mid-March order — an update of a 60-year-old document outlining the president’s authority in a national emergency — “stunning in its audacity and a flagrant violation of the Constitution.” The conservative Drudge Report website linked to it with the headline, “Martial Law?”

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