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Why have US Presidents not been given the power of line item vetoes?

It's a good idea if you think the President should have much stronger powers than other branches, and that legislative compromise should be eliminated, as part of the system, altogether. As much as ...
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Can Congress end the government shutdown without the President's agreement?

If Congress has the 2/3 votes to override a Presidential veto, they can pass any budget they want with zero consideration for what the President thinks. Ever since the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, ...
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Why didn't Trump veto H.R. 3364 since he considers it "significantly flawed" with "clearly unconstitutional provisions"?

In addition to the problem of veto-proof majorities the others have noted, there's another factor: he can always choose to selectively not enforce or otherwise comply with the portions of the law he ...
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Why is the President allowed to veto a cancellation of emergency powers?

It is a bug in the process, but it's one that has been present (and un-addressed) for more than a quarter century. When the National Emergencies Act was passed in 1976, it originally said that an ...
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Why did the U.S. veto the UN ceasefire resolution?

Well, we can read what the U.S representative said the UN: The US engaged in good faith on the text, said Deputy Permanent Representative Robert A. Wood, that would increase opportunities for hostage ...
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Why have US Presidents not been given the power of line item vetoes?

Why have US Presidents not been given the power of line item vetoes They have. Congress passed the Line Item Veto Act of 1996, but it was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in Clinton v. ...
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Can the US President veto a repeal?

The way that a law is repealed is by passing another law to repeal it. As with any other bill, a bill to repeal another law can be vetoed by the President, and this veto can be overridden by Congress ...
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Why didn't Trump veto H.R. 3364 since he considers it "significantly flawed" with "clearly unconstitutional provisions"?

The presidential veto powers are not unlimited. In particular, Congress can override it if 2/3 of the members of each chamber vote to do so. The bill has been adopted with overwhelming majorities in ...
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Why didn't Trump veto H.R. 3364 since he considers it "significantly flawed" with "clearly unconstitutional provisions"?

When the President vetoes a bill, Congress can force it into law by voting it again with a 2/3 majority. Practice is so that when there's a strong likelihood of that happening, POTUS usually spares ...
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Which country benefited the most from UN Security Council vetoes?

You can find the list of vetoed resolutions on Wikipedia. Many of the vetoes are related to the Middle East, with the US or Russia exercising their veto power for the benefit of a local ally. Other ...
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Have the US and Russia (or USSR before it) co-vetoed a UN resolution before today?

According to wikipedia, this is the first time. Even in the 1990s, after the Cold War ended and when Russian political power was greatly reduced, the US and Russia never vetoed together.
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Which country benefited the most from UN Security Council vetoes?

There are probably no stats exactly for what you ask, but the common examples of often vetoed issues are the Molotov doctrine of vetoing new UN members (pre-1970) because the UN general assembly didn'...
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Is an 'Against' vote by one of the five permanent members in UNSC a default veto?

There is no need for a permanent member to declare the use of their veto power explicitly - if a P5 member votes against a non-procedural resolution then it will always fail to pass. Article 27(3) of ...
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Can't congress override Trump's assumed veto of the temporary spending bill?

They can, with 2/3 majority in both houses (US Constitution, Article 1, Section 7, clause 2)...but they have to agree to actually hold that vote. Currently, the Senate has indicated that it will not ...
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What is the point of the UN Security Council if permanent members have veto power?

What is the point of the UN Security council if permanent members have veto power? The Security Council's main purpose is to reduce the risk of accidentally starting World War III. The point is that ...
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Can Congress end the government shutdown without the President's agreement?

If they were to override his veto, would this end the shutdown, or would the President somehow be able to continue it anyway? This would end the shutdown. I wonder if there is any argument that, ...
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Why is the President allowed to veto a cancellation of emergency powers?

The President has that power because the authority to veto legislation is an enumerated power from the Constitution. The conflict exists now because the Congress has surrendered an excess amount of ...
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Was any UN Security Council vote triple-vetoed?

Wikipedia has the complete list of vetoes. France, UK, US joined force: twice in 1989 regarding Panama and Libya; in 1986 regarding Libya; 4 times in 1981 regarding Namibia; 3 times in 1977 ...
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Why did the U.S. veto the UN ceasefire resolution?

Since the Q suggests WW3 and what not, I'll just add this bit from a Nov 14 presser of the Pentagon. Deterrence in the Middle East is working, Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said today....
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Did a a US law ever come into force through the 10-day rule?

Bills have taken effect pursuant to the 10 day rule under the Presentment clause in the United States federal government, but this is rare. Only eight such bills have become law in this manner since ...
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How can I access veto messages?

The Government Printing Office (GPO) has digitized much of the Congressional Record. A search there will bring you to a page like this one where you will find the CR for July 11, 1932. On pages 15040-...
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Can the permanent members of the UN Security Council also veto UN General Assembly resolutions?

No. The General Assembly can only "make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence". (my emphasis) So what is it competent to do: It sets the budget. It ...
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Was a Czech president ever successful in having a legislation proposal dropped after his veto or threat thereof?

Yes - in his first term, Václav Havel vetoed four bills which the Chamber of Deputies did not subsequently overrule. Additionally, he used his power under the Constitution to refer to the ...
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Why did the U.S. veto the UN ceasefire resolution?

The UN Security Council and especially the veto powers used there are mostly a geo-policital platform and whatever the topic of the day is is mostly an afterthought. During the Cold War, it was pretty ...
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What is the point of the UN Security Council if permanent members have veto power?

The primary reason why the United Nations has a UN Security Council with five permanent members with vetoes is that the League of Nations did not have such a mechanism and failed. The basic problem ...
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The US Congress has passed a restoration of sanctions on Iran; can the President veto it?

In short, President Obama doesn't have any tools against a congressional override. If a bill is passed with such an overwhelming number of votes, 99:0 in the Senate and 419:1 in the House of ...
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What is the point of the UN Security Council if permanent members have veto power?

The better question here is not 'what is the point', but why us the UN Security Council designed in this way. The answer to that comes from the close of the second World War (actually you can go ...
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When is a 60% majority required in US Congress?

It's basically a cloture vote. Introduction A three-fifths majority (60 votes) is required in the Senate to invoke a cloture in most cases. This's because the Senate reduced the number of votes ...
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Can the UN General Assembly vote to remove veto rights from the big 5 in the UN Security Council?

The right of the 5 permanent member of the Security Council to veto its decisions is enshrined in Article 27, paragraph 3 of the Charter of the United Nations: Decisions of the Security Council on ...
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Why do the veto power and executive orders combined not make the US President a monarch?

The President's travel ban executive order, at the time of this answer, has been put on hold by the judicial branch while it decides whether the order was actually legal. It could very well decide ...
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