PBS NewsHour

Is expanding presidential power always bad for democracy?

Clip: 02/18/2019 | 9m Video has closed captioning.

The fallout from President Trump’s national emergency declaration over immigration is sparking questions about the scope of executive power. For analysis, Judy Woodruff talks to Andrew Rudalevige, professor of government at Bowdoin College and author of “The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate,” and Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University.

Aired: 02/18/19

Rating: NR

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