Los Angeles Times: “Five constitutional experts testified at a Senate hearing Tuesday that President Obama’s extensive use of policy ‘czars’ is legal — as long as the officials do not overstep their authority.”

McClatchy: “President Barack Obama isn’t skirting the U.S. Constitution or abusing his authority by appointing so-called ‘czars,’ or policy coordinators, to oversee certain issues or problems, a Senate panel was told Tuesday.”

It’s not that these stories neglect political concerns, or political claims—each gives space to both Feingold and a Republican senator. But those criticisms are presented and measured against what the expert witnesses had to say. It’s some good work, on this day, by these reporters. Let’s hope their colleagues take note.

If you'd like to get email from CJR writers and editors, add your email address to our newsletter roll and we'll be in touch.

Greg Marx is a CJR staff writer. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.