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Syria and a UN With Teeth?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

If any effective way of settling disputes or preventing bloody conflict in the future is to come about, the whole structure of the UN needs to be changed.

Friday Talking Points -- Don Young Shows GOP How Not To Reach Out To Minorities

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While it certainly was (quoting the Flintstones theme) a "gay old time" in Washington this week, I have already spent the whole week on the subject, so I'm really only going to mention it in passing.

John Celock

Tea Party Legislators Pass 'Dangerous' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives overrode the governor's veto of a partial birth abortion ban that opponents deemed as ...

Checks and Balances

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.

John Celock

Kansas Barber Veto Raises Eyebrows

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Vetoes of three bills in Kansas -- including an obscure one relating to licensing barbers -- are raising eyebrows in the state legislature. Kansas...

The Irrelevance of Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is only one thing important to know about Mitt Romney, and we already know it. He has no deep convictions. Without convictions, he is not going to step in front of the machine that brought him the White House, his cherished dream, and say "no."

The 'JOBS Act' Is a Fraud on America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

How many of those who voted for it knew what was in it? And how many of those who read it connected its provisions to the lessons of the last decade? The answer must be very few.

Nixon's Clean Water Act Impoundment Power Play

Robin Madel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Robin Madel

You might know that the Clean Water Act was passed by Congress in 1972, with much credit given to Richard Nixon. You might not know that it almost didn't happen because, after it was passed by Congress, Nixon vetoed it.

The Russia-China Veto: What Next for Syria?

Rajan Menon | Posted 04.07.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The reasons behind the Chinese and Russia veto are clear. Alas, what's also clear is that it will worsen the violence in Syria, which, in turn, will increase the opposition's vengefulness when the regime falls.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...

Can We Trust Republican Motives When Oil Is Involved?

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The Keystone XL pipeline addition to the payroll tax cut bill is a contentious issue, not because it is unrelated to jobs, but because it is hard to trust Republican motives.

UN Security Council: Don't Let the Syrian Failure Become an Arab Failure

Dr. Peter Wittig | Posted 12.14.2011 | World
Dr. Peter Wittig

Since spring, a wind of change has been blowing through the Arab world. Last week it again reached the shores of Turtle Bay. But this time it turned into a sudden chill.

Governor Veto

David Boaz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
David Boaz

During his two terms as governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson got the nickname "Governor Veto" as he vetoed 750 bills sent to him by the legislature. Now California's Jerry Brown is bucking for that title.

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

Historical Context Missing From Debt Ceiling Reporting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Expanding War and Restricting Prosecution of Terrorists

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

As House Republicans continue to press for new and expanded war authority, the White House has issued a rare threat to veto any legislation that would needlessly expand the war on terror.

Two Reluctant Bargainers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the possibility of a government shutdown looming, it's hard not to see how uncomfortable both Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama are at this sort of bare-knuckles game.

Killing Fogel Family in Itamar Is Not Acceptable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The strong disagreement over settlement doesn't excuse the brutal killings of the family of five in Itamar. If anything this senseless murder should cause genuine commitment from all sides to find an end to the 44 year old occupation in a peaceful way.

Elise Foley

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...

Obama's Veto Is the Wrong Side of History

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The saying goes that right is might, but apparently when it has to do with Israel, might becomes right.

Sam Stein

Obama Veto Threat Of GOP Spending Bill Ratchets Up Talk Of Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Zach Carter And Elise Foley WASHINGTON -- Just hours after President Barack Obama insisted, in a rare news conference, that "there ...

State of the Union Predictions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is likely to lean more heavily on "reaching out" to Republicans. He knows full well that if anything legislative is going to get done in the next two years, Republicans are going to have to be on board.

Why Obama Must Embrace the Veto Strategy

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Barack Obama understands that the country wants a president who acts. And as the new, Tea Party-tainted Congress is spoiling for confrontation, now is the ideal moment for a true veto strategy.

Medicare Will Enroll 7,000 New Recipients Every Day in 2011

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the "Chicken Little" Conservatives' shrieking alarms over Medicare's immediate solvency are overblown, the Federal government must address the added strain all of these new enrollees will place on this program.

Friday Talking Points [142] -- Republican "Doggy-Doo"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to start off with a warning this week: this preamble section is going to be mostly shameless self-promotion and one cheap inside joke. If...