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  • Getting the Balance Needed between Discipline and Freedom Right when Evaluating Presidential Use of Vetoes.

    04/05/2020 5:58:20 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945
    Fair play in the Olympics or in politics means balancing freedom and discipline: What do Freeepers have to say about evaluating presidents through their use (or overuse/underuse?) of the veto. We want leaders to protect freedom while being disciplined (i.e. not too free ) themselves. The first thing I noticed was POTUS 45’s low rate of use of the veto compared with other eras. How do Freeepers evaluate Trump’s use of the veto? Here are some facts: 298 years ago, on April 5, 1792, President Washington exercised the first presidential veto. He blocked legislation that would have given Northern...
  • When the House First Tried to Impeach a President, It Failed

    11/27/2019 8:31:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 26, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    The president’s critics thought his presidency was illegitimate to begin with. His Cabinet members changed frequently. Mainly based on policy disagreements, members of Congress demanded his ouster. Some lawmakers were willing to toss out constitutional norms based on what they said was the president’s “ignorance of the interest and true policy of this Government, and want of qualification for the discharge of the important duties” of his office. But we’re talking 1843, not 2019. In the midst of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry targeting President Donald Trump, many pundits make comparisons to the impeachments of Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and...
  • See the list: Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes projects in state construction bill

    06/08/2018 8:01:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Advocate ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mark Ballard
    <p>Acadiana lost $26.6 million in proposed construction projects with the stroke of Gov. John Bel Edwards veto pen Wednesday.</p> <p>Twenty-nine projects were part of the 40 items struck from the state’s annual construction budget by Edwards using his line-item veto authority.</p>
  • CA: Brown vetoes budget, Dem legislators 'dismayed'

    06/16/2011 3:09:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 6/16/11 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Los Angeles -- Gov. Jerry Brown's veto today of the state budget adopted by Democratic legislators on Wednesday marks the first time in state history a governor has rejected a spending plan. The governor made his announcement this morning in an online video, then spoke to reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles this afternoon, where he said he vetoed the budget "because it doesn't meet the needs of the state." "Whatever happens, we will get a better budget than we have today," he added. Democratic leaders of the Senate and Assembly held a news conference at the Capitol...
  • New York Governor Vetoes Fracking Bill

    12/13/2010 2:30:04 PM PST · by epithermal · 30 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 11, 2010 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    Gov. David A. Paterson of New York on Saturday vetoed legislation intended to curtail natural gas development using the technique called hydraulic fracturing until a closer review of its effects can be undertaken. Instead, the governor issued an executive order instituting a moratorium that extends until July 1, 2011 — beyond the date specified in the legislation — and that more narrowly defines the types of drilling to be restricted. “This legislation, which was well intentioned, would have a serious impact on our state if signed into law,” Mr. Paterson said in a prepared statement. “Enacting this legislation would put...
  • Oklahoma Abortion Bills Become Law

    04/27/2010 11:19:29 AM PDT · by gwjack · 52 replies · 2,301+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | April 27, 2010 | Julie Bisbee
    Abortion bills vetoed by the governor last week became law today when the Senate successfully voted in favor of overriding two abortion bills. On Monday, the House voted to override the bills. House Bill 2780 requires a health care provider to perform an ultrasound before an abortion could be perform and HB 2656 would make it illegal to sue a doctor claiming "wrongful birth" because the doctor failed to convince the mother to abort a child. Read more:
  • Lawmakers await possible Palin vetoes on bills from session

    04/27/2009 6:03:29 AM PDT · by euram · 4 replies · 448+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 04-26-09 | AP
    FAIRBANKS -- A week after the Alaska Legislature adjourned, lawmakers are waiting to find out if Gov. Sarah Palin will break out her veto pen. Palin will have 20 days, not counting Sundays and holidays, to decide whether to use her veto power on spending and policy measures. As of Saturday, only 10 of the 61 bills and 29 resolutions approved by the Legislature had been sent to the governor.
  • Bush vetoes waterboarding bill

    03/08/2008 3:47:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 682+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/08 | Deb Reichmann - ap
    WASHINGTON - Democrats and human rights advocates criticized President Bush's veto Saturday of a bill that would have banned the CIA from using simulated drowning and other coercive interrogation methods to gain information from suspected terrorists. Bush said such tactics have helped foil terrorist plots. His critics likened some methods to torture and said they sullied America's reputation around the world. "This president had the chance to end the torture debate for good, yet he chose instead to leave the door open to use torture in the future," said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the Senate...
  • Bush vetoes bill banning waterboarding (more water)

    03/08/2008 8:55:36 AM PST · by tobyhill · 38 replies · 659+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/8/2008 | ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush said Saturday he vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods such as waterboarding to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that have prevented attacks. "The bill Congress sent me would take away one of the most valuable tools in the war on terror," Bush said in his weekly radio address taped for broadcast Saturday. "So today I vetoed it," Bush said. The bill provides guidelines for intelligence activities for the year and includes the interrogation requirement. It passed the House in December and the Senate last month. "This is...
  • Bush's Veto Strategy

    06/17/2007 10:02:09 PM PDT · by gpapa · 10 replies · 624+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 18, 2007 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Addressing a Republican fund-raising dinner at the Washington Convention Center last Wednesday night, President Bush declared: "If the Democrats want to test us, that's why they give the president the veto. I'm looking forward to vetoing excessive spending, and I'm looking forward to having the United States Congress support my veto." That was more than blather for a political pep rally. Bush plans to veto the Homeland Security appropriations bill nearing final passage, followed by vetoes of eight more money bills sent him by the Democratic-controlled Congress.
  • Bush Vetoes War-Funding Bill

    05/01/2007 6:50:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 92 replies · 3,943+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2007 – President Bush today vetoed an emergency war-funding bill that includes timelines for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, calling on members of Congress to put politics aside and give the troops the funding they need to accomplish their mission. “Here in Washington, we have our differences on the way forward in Iraq, and we will debate them openly,” Bush said in a televised address to the nation after vetoing the bill. “But whatever our differences, surely we can agree that our troops are worthy of this funding, and that we have a responsibility to...
  • Presidential Vetoes (history)

    09/24/2006 1:37:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 899+ views
    Presidential Vetoes, 1789–2006 President Coincident Congresses Regular vetoes Pocket vetoes Total vetoes Vetoes overridden Washington 1st–4th 2 — 2 — Adams 5th–6th — — — — Jefferson 7th–10th — — — — Madison 11th–14th 5 2 7 — Monroe 15th–18th 1 — 1 — J. Q. Adams 19th–20th — — — — Jackson 21st–24th 5 7 12 — Van Buren 25th–26th — 1 1 — W. H. Harrison 27th — — — — Tyler 27th–28th 6 4 10 1 Polk 29th–30th 2 1 3 — Taylor 31st — — — — Fillmore 31st–32nd — — — — Pierce 33rd–34th 9...
  • CA: Five easy vetoes - Governor must keep Legislature tethered (sign-to-veto ratio 19 to 1)

    09/22/2006 9:22:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 217+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/22/06 | Editorial
    Given that many moderate and conservative Californians see Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto pen as all that protects them from the most far-left Legislature north of Caracas, it may be a surprise to learn that so far the governor's sign-to-veto ratio on bills sent his way is a stunning 19 to 1. As of yesterday afternoon, Schwarzenegger had given his official blessings to 379 measures while only rejecting 20. The governor seems to think California doesn't have enough laws already. We disagree. Here is our second list of bills now on Schwarzenegger's desk whose next stop should be the trash can, not...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes bill on gay protections in textbooks

    09/06/2006 12:56:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,047+ views
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have barred textbooks from using language that would be discriminatory to gays, saying the state's education laws already prevent discrimination. The bill's author, state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, called the veto "inexplicable." Kuehl's bill initially would have required California's social science textbooks to include the historical contributions of homosexuals, but the state Assembly amended it at her request in an effort to avoid a veto from the Republican governor. The final version of SB 1437 would have prohibited any negative portrayal of homosexuals in textbooks and other instructional material, expanding current...
  • CA: Our hit list (part 1) - These three rotten bills deserve quick vetoes

    09/06/2006 10:20:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 483+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/6/06 | Editorial
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got off to a fast start in his annual September Veto Parade yesterday by saying he would reject state Sen. Sheila Kuehl's nonsensical, poorly drafted bill mandating that California adopt socialized medicine. It is a sad commentary on the Legislature that Kuehl's bill made it this far. Perhaps the governor next can tackle measures that are, respectively, anti-consumer, anti-common sense and pro-corruption. AB 2592, by Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would allow car-rental companies to omit the cost of airport fees when advertising rental rates. How does Leno – who sees himself as a classic liberal do-gooder...
  • U.S. vetoes U.N. condemnation of Israel (Update)

    07/13/2006 12:49:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,759+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/06 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS - The United States cast the first U.N. Security Council veto in nearly two years Thursday, blocking an Arab-backed resolution that would have demanded Israel halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip. The draft, sponsored by Qatar, accused Israel of a "disproportionate use of force" that endangered Palestinian civilians, and it demanded Israel withdraw its troops from Gaza.
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes major anti-family legislation (232 vetoes, 25% of bills)

    10/31/2005 10:25:57 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 422+ views
    Christian Examiner ^ | Nov. 1, 2005 | Karen Holgate
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Called a non-productive year by some pundits, the truth is that California’s Legislature still passed 961 bills in 2005. Of these, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed 726 and vetoed 232. This year’s session ended with both good and bad news. The best news, of course, was that Gov. Schwarzenegger held firmly to his promise to veto the same-sex marriage bill (AB 849) passed by California’s liberal Legislature. However, the bad news included his signature on other pro-homosexual bills such as AB 1400, which added marital status and sexual orientation to the list of persons that can sue businesses...

    10/31/2005 3:41:35 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 12 replies · 987+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 31 October 2005 | Timothy Rollins
    OVER THE TOP by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher First of Two Parts October 31, 2005 Once again, Democrat Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin (right) has gone over the top in his decision to veto - for the third time - legislation requiring photo ID for voting at the polls. Despite addressing past flaws in earlier versions of similar bills submitted by the Republican-controlled legislature that deservedly died a quick death over failure to have sufficient safeguards, the fact that Doyle was quick at the trigger to veto this latest version only serves to reinforce in the minds of many...
  • Wis. governor vetoes 'conscience clause'

    10/14/2005 5:08:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 696+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/14/05 | Todd Richmond - ap
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's governor vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed health care workers to opt out of a half-dozen procedures, including withdrawing a person's feeding tube and using embryonic stem cells, on religious or moral grounds. The "conscience clause" also would have protected medical workers against punishment from their bosses or state regulators if they refused to refer people elsewhere to get the procedures. "Because it puts a doctor's political views ahead of the best interests of patients, this legislation ought to be called the 'unconscionable clause,'" Gov. Jim Doyle said in a statement. "It is...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger vetoes bills to alter high school exit exam (re: special education students)

    10/07/2005 4:56:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 488+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/7/05 | Jennifer Coleman - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Friday that would have given special education students a reprieve from the state's high-stakes exit exam. The bill would have implemented a legal settlement between the California Department of Education and the Oakland-based Disability Rights Advocates, which filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of special education students. The bill sent to the governor by the Legislature differed from the settlement, however, and drew objections from the state's school superintendent. Schwarzenegger also vetoed a bill that would have eased the exit exam rules by allowing high school students to graduate without passing...