(Yesterday Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC “Meet the Press,” interviewed, among others, presidential contender Bernie Sanders and the exchange follows. The transcript of the entire program is here. – Admin.) CHUCK TODD: Let me move to the other side of … Continue reading
The Families Funding the 2016 Presidential Election The New York Times (This link includes several graphics.) By Nicholas Confessore, Sarah Cohen and Karen Yourish 10/10/15 They are overwhelmingly white, rich, older and male, in a nation that is being remade by … Continue reading
(Summary of Bills vetoed including brief description, 1789-present – Admin.)
By Michael D. Shear and Coral Davenport
WASHINGTON — Wielding the weapon of his pen, President Obama this week is expected to formally reject a Republican attempt to force construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But in stopping the transit of petroleum from the forests of Alberta to the Gulf Coast, Mr. Obama will be opening the veto era of his presidency.
The expected Keystone veto, the third and most significant of Mr. Obama’s six years in office, would most likely be followed by presidential vetoes of bills that could emerge to make changes in the Affordable Care Act, impose new sanctions on Iran and roll back child nutrition standards, among others…
…If Mr. Obama takes the veto path in his last two years in office, he could easily surpass the 12 vetoes of his immediate predecessor, President George W. Bush. He will not come close to the 635 vetoes that President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued during his 12 years in office or the 414 by President Grover Cleveland during his first term. But Mr. Obama might match the 37 by President Bill Clinton or the 44 by the first President George Bush…
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Yesterday the House approved S.B. 1 – Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act which had already been approved by the Senate on 1/29/15. It now awaits action by President Obama. You will find here how your Senators and Representative voted.
Transcript of entire news conference Video of entire news conference (52 minutes) President Obama’s comments in part: …Our investments in American manufacturing have helped fuel its best stretch of job growth also since the 1990s. America is now the number-one producer … Continue reading
11/14/14 House Roll Call Vote on Keystone Pipeline 11/18/14 Senate Roll Call Vote on Keystone Pipeline … Continue reading
November 14, 2014 blogs.rollcall.com In a bid meant to bolster the campaign of bill sponsor Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is in run-off election for a Louisiana Senate seat, the House voted 252-161 on Friday to once again approve the Keystone … Continue reading
November 14, 2014 Time.com The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become the single most important environmental issue in the U.S.—even though its environmental impact may not even be that great. The pipeline would move some 830,000 barrels of crude a … Continue reading
November 14, 2014 Heavy.com The Keystone XL Pipeline is a project to extend the existing Keystone pipeline, which carries heavy crude oil from the oil sands of Canada to U.S. refineries. It was approved by the Republican-controlled House on November … Continue reading