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Is Obama a Civil Liberties Conservative?

In the aftermath of 9/11, then-President George W. Bush oversaw some policies that caused civil rights groups to cringe and Americans to protest. Yet years later, a new poll by The Hill shows voters are just as critical of the current president, if not more so, on the subject of civil liberties. In this Reality Check, Sam Brock takes a look at whether President Obama's policies warrant the harsher reaction.