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U.S. Used This Torture Box to Interrogate Gadhafi’s Enemies

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Check out my above post....next to impossible to block an EO.





posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 08:13 PM
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Forgot to add that if the Congress is successful in blocking on order by with holding funds or drafting another bill, the President has final veto power ....so no matter how you spin it......O's fault.

I don't really care because I think it should stay open, but take away all the fun stuff like wifi and cable etc.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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What? Check out the Executive branch and the Legislative branch parts.


Democrats lined up with Republicans in the 90-6 vote that came on the heels of a similar move a week ago in the House, underscoring widespread apprehension among Obama's congressional allies over voters' strong feelings about bringing detainees to the U.S. from the prison in Cuba.

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While the power of the executive order seems broad, there are checks. One check is Congress's ability to overturn executive orders, much in the same way that it may overturn a presidential veto. A two-thirds vote of both houses (i.e., both the Senate and the House of Representatives) is required to overturn an executive order. This means that it can be extremely hard to overturn an executive order, since most members of Congress typically vote along party lines.

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When the president of the United States (POTUS) uses a presidential veto, it doesn't necessarily mean that the bill won't become a law. The US Constitution gives Congress a means to sign a bill into law after a presidential veto has occurred. In order to overturn a presidential veto, both houses in Congress must vote to approve the bill by a two-thirds majority. In cases where a majority votes does not occur, bipartisanship — the act of finding common ground via compromise — can help override the veto by gaining a majority vote. Other alternatives include declaring a law as unconstitutional or ruling against same party affiliation.

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This authority comes from the Constitution, the Judicial aka the Supreme Court stop Congress from being able to write contradicting legislation, not veto powers. They'd have to amend the Constitution for that.





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