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The Daily Show - Congress overrides Obama's 9/11 veto

The Daily Show - Congress overrides Obama's 9/11 veto

(6:34) President Obama receives his first veto override when Congress votes to allow American families affected by 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia. The consequences could be huge. youtube.com/thedailyshow

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Mesmerelda Mesmerelda (432 days ago)

What's the point of a veto if it can be overridden?

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What's the point of a veto if it can be overridden?

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COncernedCitizen COncernedCitizen (431 days ago)

If congress passes a bill but doesn't get 2/3rd votes, the President can veto the bill and the bill does not become law. If each house passes the bill with more than 2/3rds of the votes, the President has no power to block the bill with a veto.

The President doesn't really have much power. He can veto a bill (as long as they didn't get 2/3rds of votes in each house), is Commander in Chief of the military (his greatest power), nominate cabinet members, and supreme court justices, and that's about it. All the laws and tax bills are created by congress.

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If congress passes a bill but doesn't get 2/3rd votes, the President can veto the bill and the bill does not become law. If each house passes the bill with more than 2/3rds of the votes, the President has no power to block the bill with a veto.

The President doesn't really have much power. He can veto a bill (as long as they didn't get 2/3rds of votes in each house), is Commander in Chief of the military (his greatest power), nominate cabinet members, and supreme court justices, and that's about it. All the laws and tax bills are created by congress.

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Guest: (431 days ago)
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Man, you sure are popular with the voters! Ever considered running for president?

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Man, you sure are popular with the voters! Ever considered running for president?

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Guest: (433 days ago)

American politicians? Most of them are so dumb they couldn't find their own asses with both hands and so damned crooked they probably have to screw their socks on in the morning.

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American politicians? Most of them are so dumb they couldn't find their own asses with both hands and so damned crooked they probably have to screw their socks on in the morning.

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