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Senate Fails To Override Obama’s Veto Of Keystone XL Pipeline

The Senate’s dream of forcing President Obama to sign off on Keystone XL is dead.

March 4, 2015

With Veto Threats To Congress, Obama Is Saying ‘Yes’ To His Policies

How President Obama can turn the veto into a political asset.

February 4, 2015
US President Barack Obama answers questions at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 16, 2015, in Washington, DC

Obama Urges Congress To Hold Off On Iran Sanctions, Threatens Veto

President Obama warned Congress not to jeopardize a nuclear deal with Iran.

January 16, 2015
Environmental activists protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, in New York on May 13, 2013

Obama Keystone Threat Sets Up Veto Battles On Republican Agenda

President Obama has vetoed fewer bills than any U.S. president since Garfield — but that’s about to change.

January 7, 2015
Environmental activists protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, in New York on May 13, 2013

White House: Obama Would Veto Keystone Pipeline Bill

The White House has finally taken an explicit position on Keystone XL legislation.

January 6, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on December 19, 2014 in Washington

Obama Threatens To Veto More Bills Now That Republicans Control Congress

President Obama is ready for a fight with congressional Republicans.

December 29, 2014

Obama Veto Pen Could Soon Get A Workout

Republicans are about to make life very uncomfortable for President Obama and the Democrats.

November 13, 2014

Arizona Governor Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner’s right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. The veto, delivered the same day a federal judge struck […]

February 27, 2014

Obama Repels New Iran Sanctions Push… For Now

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama appears to have prevailed, for now, in a campaign to stop Congress from imposing new sanctions on Iran he fears could derail nuclear diplomacy. Several Democratic senators who previously backed a bipartisan sanctions bill publicly stepped back after Obama threatened a veto during his State of the Union address […]

January 30, 2014

Abbas’ UN Offensive Might Be A Step Toward Peace

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — Just what is Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas thinking? At the new United Nations session, he has announced, the Palestinian National Authority will ask the Security Council to recognize Palestine as a state. The application will be dead on arrival: The U.S. has already said it will veto. Abbas, in other words, […]

September 20, 2011

Why The U.S. Cannot Afford To Veto Palestinian Statehood

President Obama has vocally endorsed a two-state solution as his preferred outcome to the Arab-Israeli conflict. In fact, as recently as 12 months ago he said that he hoped the U.N. would soon welcome Palestine as its newest member. But now, as a result of pressure from Israel and from Congress, he is preparing to […]

September 19, 2011

Boehner’s 2-Step Debt-Ceiling Plan Attacked From All Sides As Obama Threatens Veto

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto emergency House legislation that aims to avert a threatened national default, a pre-emptive strike issued as Republican Speaker John Boehner labored to line up enough votes in his own party to pass the measure. Boehner faced criticism from some conservatives in advance of an expected […]

July 26, 2011

Obama to GOP: “Don’t Call My Bluff”

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bluntly told Republican congressional leaders Wednesday they must compromise quickly if the government is to avoid an unprecedented default, adding, “Don’t call my bluff” by passing a short-term debt limit increase he has threatened to veto. The presidential warning, directed at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., marked an […]

July 14, 2011