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  • Veto
    Obama threatens veto of education bill
    Just one day after vetoing an unpopular bill, on Feb. 25 President Obama warned Congress that he’s ready to do it again, this time against the Student Success Act.Introduced by Rep. John Kline (R-Minnesota), H.R. 5 calls for: removal of...
  • The Keystone bill
    Obama vetoes the Keystone bill, but the fight is far from over
    On Tuesday, President Obama used his executive veto power for only the third time in his presidency. The issue is one of the most important to ever cross his desk, according to many environmental activists. The Keystone Pipeline, a topic hotly...
  • The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act is seen with the signature of Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
    Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill despite public support and economic benefit
    Congress waited until it had returned from the President’s Day break to send President Obama the Keystone XL Pipeline approval bill. As Hot Air noted on Tuesday, the president did not take long to use his veto pen. Congress will now try to...
  • Third strike via veto by Obama
    Third strike via veto by Obama
    Well, it’s official. Today, as reported by Politico, President Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have forced the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, escalating his clash with the Republican Congress over an $8 billion project that...
  •  The vigil begins for the Keystone XL pipeline as it heads to Obama
    The vigil begins for the Keystone XL pipeline as it heads to Obama
    In breaking news Politico reported that the House passed a bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline on a vote of 270-152, but it again fell short of the support it would need to override the veto that President Barack Obama has promised....
  • President Obama feels good about the 2015 State of the Union Address
    2015 State of the Union Address, a very detailed review
    On January 20, 2015, President Obama entered that House of Representatives and gave his 6th State of the Union Address to the nation. It was the first State of the Union to a Congress controlled by Republicans in both the House and the Senate. It...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama
    Obama promises veto of Keystone XL pipeline, putting Democrats in peril
    Political observers have openly wondered how President Obama would deal with the new, Republican-dominated Congress. To what extent would he use his veto pen? Will he try to compromise and cooperate with Congress on any issue? The Washington...
  • Kansas open carry
    Kansas becomes nation’s 15th ‘Gold Star’ open carry state
    Kansans now enjoy a more simplified set of gun laws, thanks to new legislation effective July 1st of this year. The new gun law, HB 2578 generally bars localities from banning the carry of unconcealed firearms on foot and in vehicles; local...
  • Barack Obama
    Obama asserts his defense budget priorities to Congress
    The Commander in Chief is the executive in charge of determining the nation’s priorities. At a time when resources are severely constrained, it is his call about what items in the defense budget get cut. The President and his advisors have...
  • God can veto our decisions
    God always has the final say
    Why should we ponder a situation knowing that God has the final say? Why should we go through the process of finding answers to our problems if the final decision is really left up to God? Why bother if God might veto our decision anyway?The word...
  • Onama-man on a ledge
    Would GOP cave over any veto threat by Obama-man on a ledge?
    Upon what basis does responsible governance require fully funding a program that the President himself has partially suspended?The most persuasive case for not passing a budget that fully funds Obamacare is the rule of law/responsible governance...
  • Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick speaks to a reporter at a press conference
    MBTA bailout vetoed by Mass. governor for not including enough gas tax increases
    Mass. Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed a new bill that raises taxes on Mass. residents by $ 500 million because it is not a large enough increase. The bill is a bailout of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) subway systemwhich...
  • Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV)
    Gov. Sandoval says no to Nevadans, vetoes background checks on gun sales
    As expected, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) vetoed SB-221, which required background checks for guns sold in private sales like those at gun shows which do not require any background checks on buyers. Sandoval kept his promise to the NRA and...
  • The war on women continues
    Republicans vote to ban contraception in Missouri for religious reasons
    Republicans in Missouri have voted to overturn the veto of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon that will now legally allow "religious" and "moral" exemptions in health insurance policies. Democrats are calling it an assault on women,...
  • Russia, China, veto Syria sanctions
    Russia, China, veto Syria sanctions
    Top news coming in today to an overcast San Francisco is about Syria.The countries of China and Russia have said they will not impose any economic sanctions on Syria in an effort to make Syria curb its violence on its own citizens. The countries...