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2008-09-11 06:00:21

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT stephens washington bureau WASHINGTON - White House officials on Tuesday threatened to have President Bush veto a giant defense bill in part because it could reduce spending for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site. The cut for the proposed Nevada repository was among more than 30 objections the White House lodged against the $543 billion bill. The defense authorization bill sets pay raises for the military, steers policy on a range of defense...

2008-09-02 03:00:12

By Grendstad, Gunnar Presidential scholars hypothesize that presidential contestedness increases among recent presidents only because of unfinished research or within historical eras because of growing governing problems. Applying unused data from studies of scholarly assessments of presidential performance, this analysis disconfirms the recency hypothesis and confirms the era hypothesis. Presidential contestedness increases after each of the least contested presidents: George Washington,...

2008-08-01 09:00:42

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Kevin Costner has turned out three of the best-loved classics of all time ("Field of Dreams,""Bull Durham" and "Dances With Wolves"). He also has turned out three of the most notorious financial flops ("Waterworld,""The Postman,""Wyatt Earp"). It's time for a swing vote. "I see myself as a storyteller," Costner said as he sat in the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., the other day. "I have no regrets. I regret some of the...

2008-07-08 15:00:02

Former U.S. Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and James Baker announced a bipartisan plan Tuesday to revise the War Powers Resolution of 1973. Writing in the New York Times, Christopher and Baker called the 1973 resolution ineffective at best and unconstitutional at worst. They said that presidents have simply ignored the resolution, which was intended to limit their power to send U.S. troops into battle without consulting Congress. Baker and Christopher suggested an alternative...

2008-07-06 15:00:22

By Elliott L. Epstein No longer do retiring presidents live on modest means. There is cash to be made in the years beyond the Oval Office. Ex-presidents of the United States, once considered elder statesmen, may now be the successors to professional athletes, rock stars and Hollywood celebrities, shamelessly exploiting their celebrity status for cash - at least if they follow the example set by Bill and Hillary Clinton.U.S. presidents are paid $400,000 a year, and provided room, board,...

2006-06-24 11:02:25

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Saturday pressed Congress for expanded veto power to rein in spending, which has exploded during his tenure to $2.7 trillion to the anger of his fiscal conservative supporters. Government spending was about $1.9 trillion when Bush took office in 2001 but outlays on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a new government prescription drug plan, and lawmakers' pet projects have boosted the total. Bush, who has not vetoed a single...

2006-06-24 09:13:20

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Saturday pressed Congress for expanded veto power to rein in spending, which has exploded during his tenure to $2.7 trillion to the anger of his fiscal conservative supporters. Government spending was about $1.9 trillion when Bush took office in 2001 but outlays on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a new government prescription drug plan, and lawmakers' pet projects have boosted the total. Bush, who has not vetoed a single...

2006-06-22 17:21:05

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives handed President George W. Bush a victory on Thursday when it approved a bill giving him more power to control federal spending that has risen dramatically since he took office. By a vote of 247-172, the House backed giving the president modified line-item veto powers. Supporters hope the legislation will also meet constitutional concerns that killed a tougher, 1990s version of the measure. Under the revised...

2006-06-06 18:07:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto legislation that would reverse the Bush administration's decision to impose contract terms on the nation's 14,500 unionized air traffic controllers. The move put pressure on congressional Republicans not to follow one of their own, Ohio Rep. Steven LaTourette, who has proposed a measure that would send disputed aspects of the contract to binding arbitration. LaTourette's bill would change the law that permitted FAA...

2006-03-21 12:50:00

WASHINGTON -- A congressional watchdog group filed a suit on Tuesday in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a $39 billion spending-cut law that passed each chamber of Congress in different forms. Under the U.S. Constitution, the president signs into law only bills that are passed in identical form by both chambers. "We have filed a lawsuit against the Bush administration for trying to sign into law something that is unconstitutional," said Public Citizen President Joan...


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