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Lawyers Are The Only People Who Will Benefit From This Irresponsible 9/11 Bill

James Zogby | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Congress' vote to override President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act was both embarrassing and irresponsible.

Day After Rejecting Veto, Congressional Leaders Concerned About 9/11 Law

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday expressed doubts about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new la...

Barack Obama Makes Last-Minute Push To Block Saudi 9/11 Bill

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― In his latest effort to thwart a controversial bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, President Barack...

Upheaval At The UN?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 08.01.2016 | Home
Stephen Schlesinger

Today, smaller countries continue to protest the primacy of the five permanent members of the Security Council. They argue that it can no longer be seen as a legitimate body since the power realities of 2016 are so plainly different than those of 1945.

Lies About The GMO 'Labeling' Bill

Zen L. Honeycutt | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Zen L. Honeycutt

In the past week, my inbox has been filled with Google alerts about the new GMO "labeling " bill, S 764, which is on President Obama's desk to sign into law. The lies that are being fed to the American public are not, however, being eaten up by savvy consumers.

Could President Obama Veto GMO Labeling Law?

Judah Freed | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Judah Freed

I just asked President Obama to veto the GMO labeling law, S. 764, which establishes an almost meaningless national labeling standard for genetically modified foods.

Tennessee Governor Vetoes Bible Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) vetoed a bill that would have made the Bible his state's official book. On April 5, the state Senate voted 19-8 to appr...

The US Is Still Manipulating the UN After 70 Years

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Seventy years after the founding of the UN, armed conflict continues to plague the world. The UN Charter forbids the use of military force except in self-defense after an armed attack by another state or when approved by the Security Council. Yet the three most recent US presidents have violated that command.

Senate Sends President Defense Bill He Opposes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time to bring out the veto pen, Mr. President. The Senate on Wednesday passed the annual National Defense Authorization Act, sending it ...

Mo. Legislature Must Remember Workers While Mulling RTW Veto Override

James P. Hoffa | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The Missouri bill goes even further than most by criminalizing employers and subjecting small business owners to unlimited civil liability and jury verdicts. In short, it takes away the rights of an employer to decide for itself how to run its business.

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.

These Wobbly Democrats Could Stop The Anti-Iran Deal Bill In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Back in early August, before Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) even announced his own position on the Iran deal, he speculated that there...

China's Miracle Economy Goes from Illusion to Nightmare?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If there was one virtue that China projected, it was an economy that could handle like a BMW, and go from 0 to 7.5 percent growth in 3 months.

Russia Vetoes Tribunal For Downed MH17 Flight

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.15.2017 | Home

UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (Reuters) - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that would have set up an internatio...

Tax Cuts and Budget Vetoes Highlight Governor Scott's Shrinkage Victory Tour

Gary Stein | Posted 06.25.2016 | Miami
Gary Stein

They handed it to the governor so he could have his way with it and put his pen to paper, signing it into law with one hand and slashing it with his veto pen line item by line item with the other.

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Fails To Override Obama's Keystone Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate tried, but failed, to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday...

What the Keystone Pipeline Means to Millennials

Jacob Peters | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jacob Peters

Obama speaking our language doesn't necessarily mean iMessages full of emojis, though his recent experiment with a "selfie-stick" suggests that it may not be far behind; instead we are seeing an Executive that is acting on our issues.

KXL: The End Game Begins

Michael Brune | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Tar-sands supporters in Congress will find it hard to tune out the fossil-fuel interests that want to see Canada's oil sands mined to the utmost. After all, the biggest foreign lease holder in Canada's oil sands is none other than the Koch brothers. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now it's up to President Obama to do the right thing.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, The Third Veto Of HIs Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama formally vetoed legislation authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, the latest devel...

What About Keystone South?

Tom Weis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We cannot let up until Keystone North is vanquished, but all signs continue to point to the president nixing TransCanada's cross-border permit. The latest flashing sign is a White House promise to veto a Keystone pipeline bill just passed by Congress.

Republicans' Losing Game on Homeland Security Bill

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in Congress have, once again, successfully painted themselves into a corner. Even though they've done exactly this previously (in exactly the same way), they now have absolutely no idea how to get out of this dilemma (which they created for themselves).

Obama Bouncing Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All in all, ever since his forceful response to the midterm elections, Obama seems to be getting more and more popular. In absolute numbers, of course, Obama still has a long way to go.

President Obama, Veto That

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Weissman

For every piece of legislation crossing his desk that would make America weaker, less safe, less just, less fair, dirtier, unhealthier and less secure -- well, the president should veto that.

What to Expect From the 114th Congress

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Personally, I'm not holding my breath waiting for rousing choruses of "Kumbaya" to be echoing through the Capitol any time soon.