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Why is the President allowed to veto a cancellation of emergency powers?

This seems like a major bug in checks and balances, since it requires 2/3 majority in both chambers to override the veto. Doesn't this give the President power to do anything they wish, as long as ...
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What's the aim of the National Emergency disapproval vote?

What is the purpose of the measure disapproving of Trump's national emergency being pushed by Congress if they know Trump is just going to veto it, since they're nowhere near enough votes to override ...
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How does a state of National Emergency affect/empower the government & citizens of the United States?

Sorry if this is a really broad question, but what exactly does a "national emergency" technically do in the United States of America? How are each of the branches of government affected by this state,...
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Why were emergency responses so underwhelming in the 2011 attack in Norway? [closed]

Anders Breivik's terrorist attack on children at Utøya Island on 22 July, 2011 was an avoidable tragedy. Why was there no helicopter or adequate emergency response teams? It took several hours for a ...
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Did the current US administration express a position about national emergency state extension?

Note: this is related to this question According to Wikipedia, the US is in a national emergency state for a long period (more than 15 years): The United States declared a national emergency on ...
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State of Emergency

It was reported in the Independent that France ended the state of emergency on 1 November of this year. Is there a time limit to which an emergency can be imposed in the country? Why do democratic ...