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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...

President Obama: Veto Yes; Pocket Veto, No!

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

The Constitution does not give presidents the option of choosing, or worse inventing, a veto method.

Governor Christie's Family Planning Veto -- New Jersey's Women Take the Heat

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Gov. Christie vetoed a bill to restore $7.5 million in funding for state family planning services. The funding would have provided lifesaving preventive health care like cancer screenings to women who otherwise cannot afford it.

Lingle Vetoes Hawaii Civil Unions, Threatens Tax Base And Equal Rights

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Gov. Lingle of Hawaii is not so stupid as to think that minority rights are fairly treated in majority votes. Her veto of civil unions was a personal decision, a last exercise of power to satisfy a fading governor's religious convictions.

Oklahoma Abortion Bills Vetoed By Democratic Governor Brad Henry

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed two abortion bills Friday that he said are an unconstitutional attempt by the Legislature to ins...

Oil Spills and Nuclear Waste Dumps: Giving States Choice

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Giving states veto power over offshore drilling within 75 miles of shore doesn't make it any less likely that oil rigs might collapse, so why does it seem to make the risk of offshore different?

Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

Friday Talking Points [108] -- Obama's Pivotal Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since Democrats are taking some time to figure out what to do next, we shall do the same here, and skip over the entire health care reform subject, after highlighting two hilarious commentaries on the situation.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.