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Pres. Obama: Don't Make This Veto Mistake

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

Mr. President, the advice you received on how to veto this bill was fatally defective. Yes, some of your predecessors have used this gambit, but it's an affront to the Constitution, it's unnecessary, and it thwarts the separation of powers.

Sam Stein

White House Stresses Satisfaction With Progress Of Consumer Protection Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House officials on Wednesday insisted that they are satisfied with congressional action on regulatory reform legislation and disputed a Huffingt...

Sam Stein

White House Hints At Veto Threat Of "Weak" Consumer Protection Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House on Tuesday suggested that President Obama would consider vetoing regulatory reform legislation if it did not include strong enough pro...

Power Politics: Bloomberg Unchecked

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

This record makes it hard to believe that Bloomberg would sit on the sidelines and let the City Council lead the way on term limits, probably the most significant decision of his term.

Friday Talking Points [92] -- The End Of Silly Season

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sadly, Obama's speech to school children has become mired in manufactured controversy from the right, with typical sky-is-falling rhetoric about the evil, evil man who occupies the Oval Office.

Friday Talking Points [89] -- Fighting Crazy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

The media is not completely responsible for the state of the debate over healthcare reform. The Democrats have done such a poor job of presenting their case that they really bear the lion's share of blame.

Congress, the F-22 and the Monkey on Our Back

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Anybody who has lived with an addict knows about denial. So it goes with Congress and defense spending. Case in point this week is the F-22, a gold-plated Cold War barnacle.

Family Guys

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

As for the kitchen, you might want to find out what's in your cabinets after you fill your Cabinet. Wives get miffed when their husbands don't know where things are.

Jed Lewison

McCain: I'll Veto Earmarks, But I Won't Vote Against Them | Jed Lewison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just two days after again promising the nation that he would veto every single spending bill with earmarks to cross his desk, John McCain said on Sund...

House OKs rescue for homeowners, Freddie, Fannie

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Rescue legislation sailed through the House on Wednesday aimed at helping 400,000 strapped homeowners avoid foreclosure and prevent...

Friday Talking Points [39] -- Republican Elitism Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For only the fourth (or fifth, depending on how you count) time in his presidency, George W. Bush had a veto overridden by both houses of Congress thi...

Bush Would Veto Climate Security Act

Reuters | Deborah Zabarenko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even before debate began on Monday on the first comprehensive climate change bill to reach the U.S. Senate floor, the White Hou...

The Torturous Logic of The New York Times

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

With President Bush's veto this weekend of a bill to outlaw the CIA's use of waterboarding, torture now becomes officially codified U.S. policy. But you'd never know it from the reading the Times.

White House Opposes Mine Safety Bill

Associated Press | Jesse Holland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a mine safety bill, saying the new regulations proposed by Democrats would interfere with legislation Pr...

Sam Stein

Republican Obstructionism Breaks Congressional Record | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As this year's congressional session closes out, obstructionism by the Republican minority reached a fever pitch and effectively stymied much of the D...

Congressional Negotiators Near Veto-Proof Kids' Health Bill

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional negotiators said Tuesday they were nearing agreement on a revised children's health bill that they believed would withstand President Bu...

Congress Hands Bush First Veto Override

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush suffered the first veto override of his seven-year-old presidency Thursday as the Senate enacted a $23 billion water resources bill de...

Surprise! Dems Blindside Republicans With New Vote On Children's Health Care

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just one week after failing to override President Bush's veto, House Democrats will put a new version of their $35 billion expansion of the State Chil...