US election: How much power does the US president have? The gray areas of power The Constitution and decisions by the Supreme Court do not entirely define how much power the president has. One quirk known as the "pocket veto" allows the president to simply tuck a bill sent to them by Congress away "into a pocket," thereby keeping it from taking effect. Congress cannot override this second type of veto. This trick has been used over 1,000 times. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States — live updates
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What do you mean when you talk about the problem of “minority rule,” and how does H.R. 1 address that problem?One way to conceive of minority rule is if you can keep American citizens out of the town square, you can artificially distort how our politics operate and how public policy gets made. What’s happened over the last few years — and I lay a lot of this at the feet of Mitch McConnell — is there has been this power structure created that uses voter suppression to keep people out, uses big money to distort this system and allow for bad information to be spread, and the result is when it comes time to have elections and then to make public policy, you’re left with a group that doesn’t represent the broad interests of the American public. That’s what minority rule looks like. … [Read more...] about Democrats Have a Plan to Start Rebuilding American Democracy. Can They Get It Done?
"We firmly believe that what unites us as Americans is far greater than anything that may ever divide us," the lawmakers wrote. "In that spirit, we hope that we can rise above the partisan fray to negotiate meaningful change for Americans across the nation and maintain the United States’ standing as the best country in the world." … [Read more...] about House GOP freshmen offer to work with Biden: ‘Americans are tired of the partisan gridlock’