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Looking live here at the State Capitol and impressive building.
As we come back care here on special report President Obama will leave his vacation spot in Hawaii and fly back home to Washington.
Later this evening some of the president's staunchest supporters.
Are some of this hardship harshest critics tonight they're upset.
That the president has signed a defense authorization bill expanding executive powers.
Concerning the detention interrogation.
And prosecution of suspected terrorists.
The president also issued a signing statement expressing serious reservations about those elements.
During his campaign for years ago.
Then Senator Obama was critical of his predecessor for issuing such state.
I taught the constitution for ten years I believe in the constitution I won't play the constitution of the United States we're not gonna -- filing statement.
As a way of doing that -- -- -- The White House declined to give us a comment today.
Now more on the reaction to the president's decision.
From chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge.
In a scathing statement ahead of the ACLU said that mr.
Obama's decision to sign the national defense authorization act or Andy AA including the controversial detainee provisions would tarnish his presidency quote.
President Obama's action is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the -- who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law.
The national Muslim rights group care slammed the legislation quote as a stain our nation's history one that will ultimately be viewed with embarrassment and shame.
Human Rights Watch chastised the president even before the.
Act was signed.
Caught a fine indefinite detention inside the US mandating military detention for all terrorism suspects found inside the US.
Would really set the US backed you know the decades in terms of how we approach terrorism.
The Center for Constitutional Rights said the act kills any prospect of relocating detainees and shattering the Guantanamo camps.
Because the NCAA requires the Defense Secretary to -- but the transfered men will not commit hostile acts in the future.
Quote the same presidential signature that ordered the closing of Guantanamo almost three years ago.
Has now ensured their release or transfer is practically impossible.
Under detention of American citizens critics say section 1021 is overly broad.
Because it does not -- -- indefinite detention and quote include C authority for the armed forces of the United States to -- covered persons.
Section 1022 which makes military custody mandatory for a subset of detainees.
Does make an exception for US citizens and legal permanent residents.
On New Year's Eve in this 18100 -- signing statement the president seemed to emphasize the point quote.
My administration will not authorized the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.
While voicing reservations mr.
Obama signed the act because it guarantees continued military funding.
He promised the provisions would comply quote with the constitution the laws of war and other optical.
Rights groups among the president's core supporters on the -- -- future presidents may apply the law differently adding the act is a sweeping expansion of executive power.
Beyond what was seen under the Bush Administration -- Kevin thank you still --
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