Executive vetoes

August 16, 2018 - 7:02 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president has vetoed a law on elections to the European Union Parliament that would have benefited large political parties and made it harder for small parties to reach a threshold to get seats. Andrzej Duda said Thursday in announcing the veto that that the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks at the legislature, in Lincoln, Neb. Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in an about-face driven largely by Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts who helped finance a ballot drive to reinstate the punishment after lawmakers overrode his veto and abolished the punishment in 2015. (Gwyneth Roberts/Lincoln Journal Star via AP, File)
August 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Gov. Pete Ricketts, a wealthy former...
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June 27, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is proposing surrendering some of his agency's veto power over waste discharges near waterways by mining and development. In a memo that the EPA released Wednesday, Pruitt directs the agency to study waiving part of its authority...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on the White House complex, Friday, June 22, 2018, with people who have lost family members from crime committed by undocumented immigrants. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 23, 2018 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...
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June 18, 2018 - 12:58 pm
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are...
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May 31, 2018 - 10:33 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that asks the U.N. chief to propose measures to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians. A vote on the measure — which comes after weeks of urgent discussions but no agreement on any action about...
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Premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli, center, gets in a car as he leaves his hotel, in Rome, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Cottarelli has returned to the presidential palace for informal consultations amid continued market turmoil and uncertainty about the prospects of his proposed government. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 6:29 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's premier-designate said Wednesday that "new possibilities" had emerged to form a government based on the outcome of the March 4 vote, and that he wanted to give the option time to mature given the negative market reaction to the prospect of new elections. Efforts to create a so-...
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Economist Carlo Cottarelli arrives with his trolley bag at the Quirinale Presidential Palace to meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome, Monday, May 28, 2018. Italy's president Mattarella invited Cottarelli to the presidential palace on Monday amid speculation he would ask the former International Monetary Fund official to form a technical government following the collapse of what would have been Western Europe's first populist government. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 10:56 am
ROME (AP) — The Italian president's decisions to quash a proposed populist coalition and ask economist Carlo Cottarelli to assemble a politically neutral government sets up the steps to an early election that could have Italy's voters going to the polls for the second time this year. Italy is no...
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Economist Carlo Cottarelli gets in a taxi to go to the Quirinale Presidential Palace, in Rome, Monday, May 28, 2018. Italy's president Sergio Mattarella invited Cottarelli to the presidential palace on Monday amid speculation he would ask the former International Monetary Fund official to form a technical government following the collapse of what would have been Western Europe's first populist government. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
May 28, 2018 - 9:10 am
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's political crisis (all times local): 2:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron is expressing his support for Italy's president after he scuttled what would have been Western Europe's first populist government and paved the way for a technocrat government to lead...
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Members of the public look on at a Seattle City Council before the council voted to approve a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It's lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed. The tax would begin in 2019 and raise about $48 million a year to pay for affordable housing and homeless services. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2018 - 1:47 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20...
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