July 1, 2008: How will next pres work with Congress? (Politico)

  • As an example, Craig said the secrecy surrounding Cheney’s energy task force “is not in Obama’s DNA,” and that the Illinois Democrat would never go to such lengths — in Cheney’s case, a Supreme Court fight — to prevent the American people from learning the identities of people with whom their leaders have been meeting. “I think [Obama] would say this administration has been insensitive to the appropriate role that the Constitution gives to the other branches of government,” Craig said. “It may be that they believe they have these special powers because of 9/11, because of the war powers provisions in the Constitution. Sen. Obama’s critique would be that they show a lack of due deference. They do not pay adequate deference to either the House or Senate.”