Some think 9/11 gave Republicans the excuse they wanted to expand presidential powers. Vice President Cheney says the Bush counter-terrorism policies have made the U.S. safer. A panel joins Diane to evaluate the success and failures of the Bush administration’s use of executive powers.


  • Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
  • Stuart Taylor senior writer with National Journal magazine, contributing editor at Newsweek, and coauthor with KC Johnson of "Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case" (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • Joseph diGenova former independent counsel and former US Attorney for the District of Columbia

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