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  • House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

    06/16/2016 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $576 billion defense spending bill which includes $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, despite a threat by the Obama administration to veto the bill, The Jewish Insider reports. The fiscal 2017 defense appropriations bill includes $268.7 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel cooperative missile and rocket defense programs; $25 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel directed energy activities, such as laser technologies, to combat missiles and rockets; $72 million for procurement of the Iron Dome rocket defense system; $150 million for procurement of the David’s...
  • Governor Deal Vetos Campus Carry

    05/03/2016 3:19:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia has vetoed HB 859, which would authorize the carry of concealed weapons by concealed carry permit holder on Georgia campuses. The bill was very popular in the legislature, passing with wide margins. The bill passed the House 113 to 59, and the Senate 37 to 17.From Governor Deal’s statement on the veto at georiga.gov: HB 859 seeks to amend O.C.G.A. § 16-11-127.1, which relates to the carrying of weapons within school safety zones. It would add an exception to the prohibition of carrying or possessing a weapon in such school zones, to “any licensed...
  • Ricketts endorses Seiler opponent

    05/02/2016 6:43:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Pete Ricketts on Friday endorsed Steve Halloran of Hastings in his bid to unseat Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings, chairman of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. Ricketts, who was joined in the endorsement by Lt. Mike Foley, said Halloran is “a conservative Republican who is committed to growing Nebraska, reducing the growth of government spending and easing our tax burden.”
  • White House signals veto on Saudi 9/11 bill

    04/18/2016 6:11:13 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 18, 2016
    The White House on Monday signaled President Obama would veto legislation to allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for any role officials played in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “Given the long list of concerns I have expressed ... it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which the president would sign the bill as it's currently drafted,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. Earnest argued the legislation could jeopardize U.S. citizens overseas if other countries were to pass reciprocal laws that remove foreign immunity in their courts. “It could put the United States and...
  • Rick Scott vetoes contentious alimony bill

    04/15/2016 12:22:30 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 18 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | April 15, 2016 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed a controversial alimony reform bill, saying in his veto letter the legislation had the potential to put the “wants of a parent before the child’s best interest.” [snip] In his veto letter, Scott commended the bill’s sponsors — Sens. Tom Lee and Kelli Stargel, and Reps. Colleen Burton and Ritch Workman — for their efforts to reform the state’s divorce and alimony laws. However, Scott expressed concerns that the legislation would have an adverse effect on children.
  • Gov. Nathan Deal kills Religious Freedom bill

    03/28/2016 10:07:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Atlanta. JC ^ | 3/28/16
    Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed the controversial Religious Freedom bill, saying it "contains language that causes me concern." “I do not think we have to discriminate against anyone to protect the faith-based community in Georgia of which I and my family have been part of all of our lives,” Deal said.
  • West Virginia Gov Vetoes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    03/10/2016 10:29:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a a bill to ban the dismemberment abortion method that tears unborn babies limb from limb. The West Virginia Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10, successfully made it through the state legislature and would make it the latest state to ban the abortion method. State lawmakers are expected to override the governor’s veto. The bill passed by a vote of 86-13 after more than an hour of debate. Any abortion practitioner who violates the ban would lose his medical license, essentially prohibiting him from ever doing abortions again. This...
  • WV: Legislature Overrides Governor Tomblin's Veto. Constitutional Carry Becomes Law

    03/05/2016 10:23:45 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 3/5/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The West Virginia legislature did not waste any time in overriding Governor Tomblin's veto of HB 4145, also known as "Constitutional carry" or permitless carry. Governor Tomblin vetoed a similar bill in 2015, but the veto occurred after the legislature had adjourned, making a veto override difficult. This year, the Constitutional carry bill was passed early enough for the legislature to vote on a veto override if necessary. Governor Tomblin received the Constitutional carry bill on 26 February. He waited to the last possible day to veto it, 3 March. The House of Delegates overrode his veto on 4 March,...
  • WV: Governor Tomblin Vetoes Constitutional Carry, Again!

    03/03/2016 12:42:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    As shown on the West Virginia legislative page, Governor Tomblin has vetoed the Constitutional carry bill for the second year in a row.  Last year, 2015, Governor Tomblin vetoed a Constitutional carry bill after the legislature had adjourned. Today, 3 March, 2016, another Constitutional carry bill, HB 4145 was recorded as vetoed. From state.wv.us: Vetoed H Vetoed by Governor 3/3/16 03/03/16 H Vetoed by Governor 3/3/16 – House Journal 03/03/16 S To Governor 2/26/16 – Senate Journal 02/27/16 The West Virginia legislature can override his veto with simple majorities in both houses.  From wv.us:Action by the Governor  After a...
  • Republican governor shocks conservatives, vetoes transgender bathroom bill (SD)

    03/01/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard shocked conservatives Tuesday when he vetoed legislation that would have prohibited students in South Dakota public schools from using opposite-sex restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. The decision is a boon for transgender advocates who lobbied the governor to reject the bill, arguing it was discriminatory and would have harmed the emotional well-being of transgender students. Proponents of the legislation contended it’s inappropriate to have adolescent boys and girls showering and changing in the same room. “Do you feel it appropriate for a 13-year-old girl to be exposed to the anatomy of a boy? Or for...
  • Miller Calls For Civility After Controversial Veto Override; Veto Override Draws Criticism

    02/17/2016 7:13:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    WBAL ^ | February 12, 2016 | Associated Press and WBAL NewsRadio 1090
    Maryland's Senate president called for civility Friday after Democrats received what he called "the most vicious hate mail you can possibly imagine" in the aftermath of overriding the Republican governor's veto. One caller expressed the hope a senator's wife would be raped and killed. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller asked Gov. Larry Hogan to stop his supporters from singling out senators in messages on social media. Hogan's spokesman said it was "ridiculous" and "beyond outrageous" to imply the governor was responsible for encouraging people to make such calls and comments.
  • Paul Ryan draws Obama into veto war to show voters what’s at stake in 2016

    01/27/2016 2:30:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-26-16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama's last year in office is shaping up as the Year of the Veto. After vetoing only seven bills over the first seven years of his presidency, Mr. Obama has vetoed two measures already in January. What's more, the White House has issued veto threats against all five pieces of legislation to come out of the House since Jan. 1, from a measure to cut "burdensome" government regulations to a bill that would give Congress greater oversight of the Iranian nuclear deal. A House vote on the latter is scheduled for the week of Feb. 1. The president, who...
  • Veto override vote on defunding Planned Parenthood set for January 26

    01/14/2016 3:33:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 14, 2016 | CALVIN FREIBURGER
    Congressional Republican leaders have confirmed they intend to hold a vote to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill to defund Planned Parenthood on January 26, four days after the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The bill, which the House of Representative passed on January 6 by a 240 to 181 vote and the Senate in December by 52 to 47, would place a one-year moratorium on Planned Parenthood’s more than $500 million per year in federal tax funding, as well as repeal many major components of Obamacare, which also helps subsidize abortions. Obama vetoed the bill...
  • Obama´s Veto Just Postpones the Inevitable

    01/11/2016 4:04:07 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/11/2016 | David Catron
    On Friday, the President vetoed H.R.3762, which would have repealed the worst provisions of Obamacare. This was not a surprise. Nor was it, as the its apologists claim, an indication that the fight is over. As House Speaker Paul Ryan put it, The idea that Obamacare is the law of the land for good is a myth. This law will collapse under its own weight, or it will be repealed. Its just a matter of time. Only one vote, the Obama veto, saved it this time. If he is replaced by a Republican next January, the Affordable Care Act will...
  • Obama vetoes ObamaCare repeal … quietly

    01/08/2016 1:40:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Missed opportunity — or a tacit admission of political vulnerability? When Paul Ryan sent the ObamaCare repeal bill to Barack Obama, he held a public “enrollment” event to celebrate the accomplishment. Rather than return the favor, Roll Call reports that Obama opted to veto the bill with minimal publicity: With little public fanfare, President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a Republican-crafted measure designed to repeal his signature health care overhaul. But Republican leaders are signaling their repeal push is far from over.In a statement, Obama said the health care overhaul "is working," slamming the bill because it would "reverse...
  • ObamaCare repeal heads to Obama: Why not criticize his veto instead of the bill?

    01/07/2016 7:28:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama is the one who should catch hell over this. He won't. But he should Even though this is the first time the full Congress has actually passed an ObamaCare repeal and sent it to the president for his signature (which of course, it will not get), we’ve heard this media narrative many times before following repeal votes in the House: Those ridiculous Republicans keep wasting time on meaningless ObamaCare repeal votes when they could be doing the business of the American people, etc. The narrative is always the same. Since everyone knows Obama won’t sign the repeal, the Republicans...
  • Congress Sends Obamacare Repeal to President for First Time

    01/06/2016 4:33:14 PM PST · by catnipman · 107 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 1/6/16 | Alex Moe
    After dozens of unsuccessful attempts to repeal all or part of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday finally succeeded in getting a repeal bill to the president's desk.
  • Obamacare Repeal Bill: More Than Mere Symbolism

    12/07/2015 3:38:20 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 12/7/2015 | David Catron
    The President, congressional Democrats, and their media allies have attempted to portray the partial Obamacare repeal passed by the Senate last Thursday as cynical GOP posturing. As MSNBC phrased it, “Its not exactly a secret that when congressional Republicans vote to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act its not because they intend to succeed.” The President wants to convince the electorate that the Senate bill is just another symbolic GOP repeal effort. But it is not. This measure will actually reach his desk, which will force him to once again tell the voters to go to Hell....
  • Senate attempts to put Obamacare out of our misery

    12/04/2015 8:36:23 AM PST · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | December 4, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Forbes recently described neatly one of the great problems facing Obamacare, the wildly unpopular and increasingly dysfunctional health care reform law that has caused skyrocketing health insurance premiums and is in the process of a “death spiral.” While health insurance companies like United Health can bail from the exchanges when they find them unprofitable, ordinary Americans are trapped into buying worthless policies rather than face increasingly crippling fines. The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday that the Senate, for the first time, voted to gut Obamacare. When the bill is reconciled with the House version, it will go to President Obama’s...
  • Obama threatens to veto House GOP bill on Syrian refugee screening

    11/19/2015 12:28:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/18/15 | Mike Emanuel
    President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days. The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill -- which sets high hurdles for refugee admission including FBI background checks and sign-offs by top officials -- for floor action as early as Thursday. In a committee meeting, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, accused the president of confusing the public about the intentions of the legislation. Moments later, the White House issued a statement defending the current screening...
  • Obama Threatens to Veto House GOP Legislation to Improve Syrian Refugee Screenings

    11/18/2015 7:00:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/2015
    President Obama threatened late Wednesday to veto legislation aimed at improving screening for Syrian refugees, potentially putting the White House and Congress on a collision course in a matter of days. The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill -- which sets high hurdles for refugee admission including FBI background checks and sign-offs by top officials -- for floor action as early as Thursday. In a committee meeting, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, accused the president of confusing the public about the intentions of the legislation. Moments later, the White House issued a statement defending the current screening...
  • Senate passes new defense bill with blocks on Gitmo transfers, 91-3 [Get Ready for Veto]

    11/10/2015 5:36:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    For the past week, the White House has been talking about its first-day promise to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay — on the last day, if need be, of Barack Obama’s presidency. And it might take that long, too, because Congress has overwhelmingly passed a new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund the military that extends a prohibition on transfers from Gitmo. Obama isn’t likely to issue a veto, either: The Senate voted 91-3 on the $607-billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which lays out broad defense policy requirements and restrictions.Obama vetoed the original bill largely...
  • Obama vetoes defense bill because there’s not enough spending

    10/23/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Congress may be (but it isn’t known when) preparing to override President Barack Obama’s decision to veto a $612B defense bill. Obama’s reasoning for vetoing the bill: it doesn’t have enough money. Number one, it keeps in place the sequester that is inadequate for us to properly fund our military in a stable, sustained way and allows all of our armed forces to plan properly. I have repeatedly called on Congress to eliminate the sequester and make sure that we’re providing certainty to our military so they can do out-year planning, ensure military readiness, ensure our troops are getting...
  • Obama vetoes defense policy bill over spending fight [Holding the Military Hostage]

    10/22/2015 1:42:56 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 22, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten
    President Barack Obama on Thursday vetoed the annual defense policy bill that includes troop pay and benefits – as well as historic personnel reforms – making good on a promise to oppose Republicans on spending. The White House said the GOP used an irresponsible gimmick when it tapped an overseas war fund to sidestep a cap of defense spending. The National Defense Authorization Act will now go back to Congress, where Republicans will likely attempt to rally enough votes to override Obama’s veto. The move throws the Defense Department budget into uncertainty and Congress will need to find a solution...
  • Obama vows to veto sanctuary city crackdown

    10/20/2015 10:33:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House on Tuesday vowed to veto a bill designed to prevent sanctuary city deaths like the July killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, saying the solution is to legalize illegal immigrants, not to force cities and counties to cooperate in deporting them. In a state of policy, the Office of Management and Budget said if Congress won’t pass a bill legalizing illegal immigrants, it should butt out and let President Obama carry out his own policies, which include narrowing the number of illegal immigrants he deems worthy of deporting. And he said trying to force local police...
  • Obama to veto defense bill unless Congress closes Guantanamo

    10/07/2015 6:51:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2015 | Rick Moran
    So who's the obstructionist now? President Obama is promising to veto the defense spending bill unless Congress votes to close the prison camp at Guantanamo in Cuba. Roll Call: “So this is an indication that Republicans are gonna need to find a way to work with Democrats to put forward a National Defense Authorization Act that will earn not just the support of Congress, but also the support of the commander in chief,” he said. Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the White House promised him a plan to close the prison, but has yet to...
  • White House pushes for Iran filibuster

    08/27/2015 8:49:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | August 27, 2015 | Edward-Isaac Dovere and Burgess Everett
    President Barack Obama’s almost certain to get the Iran nuclear deal — but whether he gets there by filibuster or sustained veto could make all the difference. A Democratic filibuster in the Senate would be a clear victory for the president, allowing Obama to say that for all the political noise there wasn’t enough actual opposition to the nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic to even get to a final vote.
  • National Survey (Only 8% Americans support giving Iran sanctions relief without Congress approval)

    08/27/2015 7:12:33 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    82% of all voters OPPOSE President Obama's plan to give $100 billion in sanctions relief within the next few months to Iran without the approval of Congress. 67% of all voters would NOT approve of a deal that does NOT allow independent inspections of Iran's military laboratories, no US monitoring of the program and no Americans or Canadians on the ground in Iran to inspect in any capacity. 64% of all voters think that President Obama and Secretary Kerry are only telling Americans what they think will help the agreement be passed by Congress. Only 19% think they are telling...
  • Where is the Nuclear Option? 4 Obama vetoes. Really? (vanity)

    08/18/2015 6:05:49 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 12 replies
    8/18/2015 | freeAtlanta
    I heard on Bill Bennett this morning that we still have the medical device tax thanks to Democrat/Obama/MitchMcConnell Care. I thought that part of the beast had been ripped out, but apparently it was tabled like so many other conservative efforts thanks to McConnell not using Harry Reid's "nuclear option" to get the bill to the floor for a vote. Bills only takes 51 to pass the senate, but Reid's buddy Mitch won't let them come to the floor for a vote. What good is he for us?
  • Christie vetoes NJ bill that would allow transgenders to change their birth certificates

    08/12/2015 7:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m just counting the days until this particular battle shows up at the federal level. (As you’ll see in a moment, I’m not sure if that’s even possible, but if it is, the Justice Department will figure out a way.) Legislators in New Jersey passed a bill (for the second time) which, if signed into law, would allow transgender individuals to alter their birth certificates to reflect their “new” gender of choice. And for the second straight time, Christie broke out the veto pen. For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that...
  • These 7 Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned...(VOTE IS TODAY- PLEASE CALL)

    08/03/2015 7:29:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/02/15 | Steven Ertelt
    "These Seven Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned Parenthood" The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Following pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement of a working group, Senator Joni Ernst and Senators Rand Paul and James Lankford, along with 21 cosponsors, introduced legislation to protect women’s health and defund Planned Parenthood, S.1881.
  • Obama Vows Veto of Congressional Iran Disapproval: ‘You Don’t Make Deals Like This with Friends’

    07/14/2015 9:41:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/14/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama declared today that “because America negotiated from a position of strength and principle” in reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, “we have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region.” The deal, which lasts up to 10 years and is nearly 100 pages long, gives Tehran the right to challenge UN inspections of its nuclear program. An arbitration board, including an Iranian representative, would decide if access is granted. Iran said sanctions will be repealed, while the P5+1 powers said old sanctions will be repealed but they’ll impose new ones. The arms embargo that Iran wanted lifted...
  • Scott Walker signs state budget with 104 vetoes day before 2016 kickoff

    07/12/2015 9:51:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-12-15 | Mary Spicuzza And Patrick Marley
    Waukesha— As he prepared to kick off his presidential campaign, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed the state budget Sunday after using his veto powers to excise grants for conservation groups and a provision that would have given payday lenders new authority. Another change will give the Republican governor's administration more leeway to decide which food stamp recipients to test for drugs. In all, he vetoed 104 items from the budget — about twice as many as he did in the last two budgets he approved. The two-year, $72.7 billion spending plan doesn't raise taxes, freezes tuition at University of Wisconsin...
  • Scott Walker to have short time to sign budget before announcement

    07/08/2015 10:44:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7--8-15 | No author identified
    Gov. Scott Walker will have to act in near-record time to sign the state budget before his presidential campaign announcement on Monday, but his Democratic predecessor signed budgets on the same timeline. Walker's office has not released a timeline for when or where he will sign the state budget and unveil his partial vetoes to it, but the Republican governor has repeatedly said that he wants the budget finished before he hits the White House campaign trail. The state Senate passed Walker's two-year $72.7 billion state budget just before midnight on Tuesday, and the Assembly is expected to send it...
  • Can Congress override a veto on repeal of medical-device tax?

    06/19/2015 11:24:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama and the White House threaten vetoes daily on bills under consideration in the Republican-controlled Congress, especially those impacting Obama’s signature health-care system. That threat may end up backfiring on Obama when it comes to the medical-device tax. The House took action yesterday on the most unpopular funding mechanism in ObamaCare, repealing it outright on a 280-140 vote. That’s just shy of the two-thirds necessary, but the GOP has some reserves on this vote: The 2.3 percent tax on medical devices enacted as part of that law passed Thursday in the House 280-140, giving Republicans hope they’ll have...
  • WV Gov. Tomblin Vetoes Gun Bill, Citing Public Safety Concerns

    03/20/2015 11:46:33 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    TheNewsCenter ^ | 30/20/2015 | AP
    Citing public safety concerns, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to eliminate requirements for people carrying concealed handguns to have permits. The National Rifle Association-backed Democrat said Friday's veto responds to an outcry by law enforcement against the bill.
  • Democrats won’t back Iran nuclear deal in blow to White House - veto-proof legislation in the works

    03/17/2015 2:21:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/16/15 | Francesca Chambers
    Democrats won’t back Iran nuclear deal in blow to White House as enough break with Obama to to put veto-proof legislation in the works to stop an agreement Democratic senators remain irritated with their GOP colleagues who last week sent a letter to Iranian leaders undercutting President Barack Obama, but they will still back bipartisan legislation that would give Congress final say over a nuclear deal. Enough members of the president's party have signaled support for that bill and another that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it doesn't make an agreement with negotiators that the White House would...
  • (University of California - Irvine) Student council vetoes American flag ban

    03/08/2015 1:34:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    Resolution would have banned hanging flags of any nation in the lobby of student government offices (CNN) —Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni. The Legislative Council of the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine's passed the resolution, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," in a 6-4 vote Tuesday with the stated intention of creating a "more inclusive" environment.The resolution said "the American flag is...
  • UC IRVINE STUDENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VETOES FLAG BAN

    03/07/2015 5:28:45 PM PST · by kingu · 12 replies
    IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- UC Irvine's student executive council vetoed Saturday a resolution passed by the school's student legislative body earlier this week that banned hanging a flag from any nation in the lobby area of student government offices. "We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our...
  • West Virginia legislature overrides governor's veto on abortion bill

    03/08/2015 9:33:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    jurist.org ^ | 7 March 2015 | jurist
    [JURIST] The West Virginia Legislature [official website] on Friday overrode the governor's veto, passing a bill [text, HB 2586] banning abortion after 20 weeks. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin [official website] said he vetoed the law because of concerns over its constitutionality and would have preferred a later gestational period for banning abortion. The bill excludes [AP report] certain cases of medical emergencies and is set to take effect in May. West Virginia is now the 11th state to ban abortion after 20 weeks. The legislation is based on the premise that fetuses can feel pain starting around 20 weeks, a...
  • Senate fails to override Keystone XL veto [Five Votes Short]

    03/04/2015 2:07:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/04/2015 | BY JOHN SICILIANO
    The U.S. Senate voted down a key vote to override a White House veto on a bill to approve the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which the GOP sees a key to job creation and maintaining a strong U.S. infrastructure. The vote on override a presidential veto failed 62-37. The Senate had passed the bill 62-36 in January.But last month President Obama vetoed the measure. Republicans have said that if they couldn't override Obama's veto, they plan to wrap legislation green-lighting the 1,700-mile pipeline into a spending measure or broader bill, such as the federal highway bill. But Democrats who oppose...
  • Obama wins Keystone vote as Senate fails to overcome veto

    03/04/2015 12:22:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 4, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate upheld President Obama’s first veto of the new Congress on Wednesday, dooming for the foreseeable future any chance of constructing the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Canada to the U.S. The vote was seen as a key early test of Democrats’ willingness to defend their lame-duck party leader, and Mr. Obama passed that test easily, with the Senate falling four shy of the two-thirds supermajority needed to overturn the veto. “This is going to come back,” said Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat who did break with Mr. Obama and said eventually the...
  • Obama threatens to veto Iran bill

    03/01/2015 4:59:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama on Saturday threatened to veto a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to weigh in on any nuclear deal the administration reached with Iran. "The President has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement to The Hill. "If this bill is sent to the President, he will veto it. We are in the final weeks of an international negotiation. We should give our negotiators the best chance of success, rather than complicating their efforts," she added. The threat comes...
  • MI: Gun Reforms go to Governor Snyder again

    03/01/2015 3:50:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Both houses of the Michigan legislature have passed their signature gun reform legislation.  The bills will be sent to Governor Snyder again.  In January, the Governor vetoed nearly identical bills over minor parts that had been trumpeted in the media as significant.   The legislature took out the minor parts of the bill that the media had objected to, and quickly passed the nearly identical legislation by large, vet-proof margins.  The bills make a large number of small changes to the administration of the concealed carry law, effectively making the law uniform state wide, and doing away with the 1920s...
  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal

    02/28/2015 8:40:44 PM PST · by conservativeread · 39 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 02/28/15 | christopher paiva
    President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. “The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran. If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council...
  • Obama's Veto Of Keystone Pipeline Is All About Politics

    02/27/2015 11:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- In the days leading up to President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline, 14 oil tanker railroad cars derailed in West Virginia and exploded in a fiery environmental disaster. It was reported that residents in the area compared the thunderous fireball and poisonous smoke that blackened the sky to "a scene from the apocalypse" -- describing it as "something biblical, or wrath-of-God type stuff." This wasn't a rare, isolated accident. In the last several years it's become all too common across our country, as the oil industry has struggled to find ways to transport its petroleum to...
  • Keystone XL Veto Demonstrates Obama’s Extremism – And Hypocrisy

    02/25/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/25/15 | Edward Morrissey - The Fiscal Times
    To no one’s surprise, President Barack Obama issued a veto this week. Until now, Obama has had very little need of this authority; this is only the third of his entire presidency. For the first six years of his time in the White House, Democrats controlled the Senate, and Harry Reid made sure that Republican initiatives never reached his desk by blocking them from floor votes, .. That changed last November, when Democrats suffered their second consecutive midterm blowout and lost control of the Senate. Reid lost the ability to control the floor, and with that most of his ability...
  • Obama Vetoes Keystone, Ignoring His Own Administration’s Findings

    02/25/2015 6:39:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    President Obama vetoed legislation approving Keystone XL this afternoon, creating the latest and most significant challenge for the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline. “Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest,” the president wrote in his veto message. He added that “because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety and environment — it has earned my veto.” It’s hard to...
  • President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

    02/24/2015 12:38:37 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 113 replies
    Verge ^ | 2-24-2015 | Kwame Opam
    Nearly two weeks after Congress approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama has officially vetoed the bill calling for its construction. The decision follows a clear statement from the White House last month saying the president would not sign the bill into law if Congress, currently controlled by Republican lawmakers, passed it.
  • Senate approves Keystone bill, White House threatens veto

    01/29/2015 1:40:30 PM PST · by what's up · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29, 2014
    The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a looming veto showdown with the White House. The legislation passed on a 62-36 vote