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In his April 11, 1968, signing statement, President Lyndon B. Johnson alluded to the 1964 and 1965 laws that outlawed racial discrimination in ... Yet successive presidential administrations have balked at full enforcement of the 1968 law's requirement that federally aided local governments take ...
With an eye on the future, the Open Source Initiative's president sits down and talks with Linux Journal about the organization's 20-year history. ... decided that they would add the software producer equivalent of a signing statement to it", OSI's president, Simon Phipps, recently explained to Linux Journal.

When President Trump lists his triumphs, often the first one he mentions is the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice. Gorsuch, too, played a small but juicy role in the Bush torture drama, drafting the president's signing statement for the Detainee Treatment Act when he worked in the ...
Stormy Daniels told the world on Sunday night that she'd been threatened to keep quiet about her alleged affair with President Trump. ... told Cooper she'd had sex with Trump once while he was married to Melania, but that she felt bullied and intimidated into signing statements denying their relationship.
President Donald Trump proposed on March 25 to use the recently approved giant military budget to fund the wall on the border with Mexico, ... Former President Barack Obama circumvented Congressional approval for a spending bill in 2009 by issuing a signing statement, a practice presidents have used ...
But in signing this year's funding bill, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018,” the president issued no such statement. While the lack of a signing statement reserving the right to ignore the medical cannabis provision could be interpreted as a signal of the waning influence of marijuana opponents such ...

According to state-run exit polls and early returns, Vladimir Putin has won another term as Russia's president. He faced no genuine opposition during his presidential campaign, and used all of the tools of his government's well-oiled propaganda machine to ensure he received a huge percentage of the vote ...
The governor attached a signing statement, addressed to House Speaker Greg Hughes and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, that indicated he would call a special session to smooth over some of the concerns addressed by Salt Lake City. “In my recent meeting with both of you, we all agreed that ...
which failed to include the full text of President Trump's signing statement: ... The two presidents, today, welcomed the Memorandum of Principles concluded in Amman, Jordan, on November 8, 2017, between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America.
These presidential powers — acquired through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements and which can be activated by any sitting president — enable past, president and future presidents to operate above the law ...
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has been among the most vocal critics of Sessions and President Trump's immigration enforcement actions and has warned businesses not to ... In his signing statement last year, the governor wrote that “it is important to note what the bill does not do.
These presidential powers—acquired through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements and which can be activated by any sitting president—enable past, president and future presidents to operate above the law and ...
President Donald Trump may soon place sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, a surprising move given that Trump continues to deny ... After Trump reluctantly signed the Russia sanctions bill passed by Congress last year, he slammed the bill in an August signing statement.
In March 2016, ADF attorney Kellie Fiedorek sent Bryant two drafts of a signing statement, which is “the final step in the legislative process,” saying, “We looked through a number of Gov. Bryant's signing statements and tried to use his voice.” Fiedorek continued, “Please feel free to pull from either one that is ...
President Donald Trump has barely acknowledged that Russians meddled in the 2016 presidential election, and now it looks like he's doing nothing to .... After Trump reluctantly signed legislation designed to punish Russia for its election meddling last August, he slammed the bill in a signing statement.
Today, I have signed into law H.R. 2810, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.” This Act authorizes fiscal year 2018 appropriations for critical Department of Defense (DOD) national security programs, provides vital benefits for military personnel and their families, and includes ...
Several provisions of the bill, including sections 1046, 1664, 1680, and 1682, purport to restrict the President's authority to control the personnel and materiel the President believes is necessary or advisable for the successful conduct of military missions. Additionally, section 1601 provides that the ...

Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the “Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.” While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed. In its haste to pass this legislation, the ...
A signing statement is a document issued by a president when he signs a bill into law. It contains his legal ... The American Bar Association, in 2006 and 2012, urged presidents to stop using signing statements, which it called “contrary to the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers.
Facing overwhelming opposition from Congress, President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to impose strict new sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump made clear he wasn't doing so willingly. One reason he gave for believing the bill he just signed is ...
Fifty years ago, just a few days after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered and with many parts of the nation still in turmoil, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the ... President Johnson's signing statement seems prescient, as it ended by recognizing “we have come some of the way, not near all of it.
On Friday, April 13th, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced that President Trump assured him that the Department of Justice's decision to rescind the ... It is also unclear if President Trump will continue to issue signing statements on bills restricting the Department of Justice's use of funds to prevent the ...
"I told him, Mr. President, you have the capacity to go down as one of our greatest modern-day presidents for the black community, and one way you can do ... He later walked back the comment, reassuring HBCUs that the signing statement did not "affect my unwavering support for HBCUs and their critical ...
Yet President Obama once said repeatedly that he did not have the authority to implement such a program because only Congress makes laws not presidents. He further went on to say ... We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around the Constitution.” As I stated earlier that ...


 

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