UPDATE: Obama Has NOT Signed the NDAA (Yet)

There was some confusion regarding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act. A friend texted me the previous article saying the NDAA had been signed. I tried to do source checking on my phone and found a number of things that appeared to support that report, so I posted. I apologize for fueling this confusion. Thepete brought this correction to my attention. 

According OpenCongress.org, Obama has NOT yet signed the 2012 NDAA. Please refer to HR 1540 to stay updated on the official passing of the NDAA. 

What caused the confusion was this news report from TPM:

Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed speculation Wednesday that President Barack Obama would issue a signing statement when he makes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its controversial detention provisions law.

“We made really substantial progress in moving from something that was really unacceptable to the administration to something with which we still have problems,” Holder said in response to a question from the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez. “But I think through these procedures, with these regulations we will be crafting, we can minimize the problems that will actually affect us in an operational way.”

Holder said the language of the NDAA had been moved in a “substantial way” from some of the original language which led the president to issue a veto threat.

If the above report is true and he will be issuing a signing statement, well then I bring your attention to a video of Obama promising America that he would follow the Constitution and that he would never use signing statements as an end-run around Congress (which, from his own words, is not in the President’s constitutional powers).

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    The above report is true. Obama is planning on signing the detention provision. You can say goodbye to due process.
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