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Line Item Veto

Crime, debt, flight = Detroit? Not to a Chicago cartoonist

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

MOTOR (WINDY) CITY Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis' view of crime-plagued, financially failing Detroit looks awfully familiar. He says a lot ...

McConnell Plan Unconstitutional... Or Unnecessary

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

McConnell's proposal to cede Congressional power to the president is itself unconstitutional for the same reason that the line-item veto was unconstitutional. Congress does not have the power to cede its power to the executive branch.

Line-Item Vetoes Underscore Need for Reform

John A. Perez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

Schwarzenegger's final actions in office were consistent with his conduct throughout his time as governor, protecting the wealthy and powerful while blithely ignoring the values and needs of everyday Californians.

Jason Linkins

White House Seeking Budgetary Tool Similar To Line-Item Veto | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remember how back in 1996, then President Bill Clinton was accorded the line-item veto power by Congress for a brief period of time? Those were a neat...

Sam Stein

Obama, McCain Relationship Back On | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington observers are fond of intensely analyzing the relationship between President Barack Obama and the man he beat in the fall election, Sen. Jo...