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Can Congress matter?

Congress, more than the court, scholars say, is the branch that's supposed to keep executive power in check. If it has failed, it has no one but itself to blame.

By Drake Bennett
January 15, 2006

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Correction: Because of reporting errors, the quotation, ''Congress cut off money to Vietnam in 1975 and the helicopters were circling over the embassy roof," was incorrectly attributed to Louis Fisher in the story ''Can Congress Matter?" in Sunday's Ideas section. It was said by David Mayhew, a political scientist at Yale University. Also, Louis Fisher's surname was misspelled as Fischer. (Full article: 1612 words)

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