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November 09, 2007

First Bush veto overridden

Congress overturned a Bush veto for the first time since the Democrats took control of the legislative branch last year.

The Senate voted 79-14 to override Bush's veto of a $23 billion water resources measure on Thursday.

[...] the long-awaited battle between Congress and Bush over federal spending and the size and reach of government is now on.

"I hope that the Congress feels good about what we've done," said Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.). "I believe in the institution of the legislative branch of government. I think it should exist, and for seven years this man has ignored us."

The day's events highlighted the growing divide between Congress and the White House over the use of taxpayer resources, especially their differences over domestic programs and war spending. [WaPo]

The Democrats' ability to recruit Republicans to quash the veto is an ominous sign for Bush. Republican legislators are deserting the president and Democrats are energized for a fight.

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Fist ?? Bush veto overridden

I'm assuming that is supposed to be "first". (Although, I'm sure Bush made some fists after hearing this.)

And then they confirmed Muckasey (sp) a few days later.

Yeah! Congress bravely approved projects that will spend our money on stuff in their home districts! Hooray for Congress!

An "ominous sign"? Really, Lindsay, I think we're scraping the bottom of the hope barrel here.

Like Cass sez, Lindsay, this is definitely not an ominous sign of anything--least of all, mass desertions by the bushrepublicans.

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