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Presidential Commission
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  1. In the United States, a Presidential Commission is a special task force ordained by the President to complete some special research or investigation

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  2. a high level research group

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  3. They are often used politically in one of two ways: either to draw attention to a problem (the publication of a report by a commission can generally be counted on to draw attention from the media, depending on how its release is handled)

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  4. or, on the other hand, to delay action on an issue (if the President wants to avoid taking action but still look concerned about an issue, he can convene a commission and then let it slip into obscurity)

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  5. However, there have been cases (the Tower, Rogers and Warren Commissions) where the commission has created reports that have been used as evidence in later criminal proceedings

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