Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill Restricting L.G.B.T.Q. Education

The Republican governor said the legislation, which would restrict lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity, was “overly broad and vague.”

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How a Very Weird Quirk Might Let Michigan Republicans Limit Voting Rights

State Republicans are pushing a voting law that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will veto. But a rarely used option for a voter-driven petition could allow the G.O.P. to circumvent her veto.

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Republicans Find a Cruel New Culture War: Transgender Rights

Arkansas lawmakers’ move against trans people reflects a larger strategy.

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Asa Hutchinson on Arkansas’s Anti-Trans Law and the G.O.P. Culture Wars

The state’s Republican governor, who recently vetoed an anti-transgender bill only to be overridden by the legislature, spoke to The Times about why his party has “got to show greater compassion.”

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Arkansas Legislators Override Veto on Anti-Transgender Law

The American Civil Liberties Union immediately announced plans to challenge the law in court.

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State Lawmakers Defy Governors in a Covid-Era Battle for Power

Legislators across the country, mostly Republicans, are moving to strip the powers of governors, many of them Democrats, who have taken on extraordinary authority to fight the pandemic.

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Maryland Nears Country’s First Tax on Big Tech’s Ad Revenue

Analysts estimate that the tax would generate up to $250 million for schools in the state in the first year. It would also probably face fierce legal challenges.

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Congress Poised to Apply Banking Regulations to Antiquities Market

Regulators have long worried that the secrecy of the antiquities trade, where buyers and sellers are seldom identified, made it an easy way to launder money.

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Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill, Dealing a Legislative Blow

Republicans joined Democrats to deliver President Trump the first veto override of his presidency in the last days of his term in an overwhelming, bipartisan vote.

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Trump’s Veto Threat Did Little to Alter Stimulus Package

The president’s threat to scuttle a $900 billion relief package held workers in limbo, but did little to change the bill’s outcome.

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House Votes to Override Trump’s Veto of Military Bill

Republicans joined with Democrats to hand President Trump a rare legislative rebuke in the final days of his presidency. The bill will next be taken up by the Senate, where it is expected to pass.

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Democrats Try and Fail to Jam $2,000 Stimulus Payments Through House

In a brief bit of political theater, the House majority leader opened the House for business to ask for unanimous consent to accede to President Trump’s request for larger checks.

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How Trump’s Attack on Relief Bill Has Divided GOP

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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Trump’s Attack on Coronavirus Relief Divides G.O.P. and Threatens Recovery

From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.

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Trump Vetoes Defense Spending Bill

The legislation passed with a veto-proof majority in the House and Senate, but it’s unclear whether Congress will override him.

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Trump Threatens to Reject $900 Billion Stimulus

The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.

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Bill That Trump Is Vowing to Veto Strengthens Hacking Defenses, Lawmakers Say

Additional powers to actively hunt down hackers across federal agencies could have given the government more of a chance to detect the recent Russia hack more quickly, they said.

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Senate Sends Military Bill to Trump’s Desk, Spurning His Veto Threat

The move raised the prospect of a legislative showdown in the president’s final weeks in office on the bill that authorizes pay for the troops.

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Congress Will Press Ahead on Military Bill, Defying Trump’s Veto Threat

Republicans said they would not add a repeal demanded by President Trump of a legal shield for social media companies, and Democrats said they were prepared for a veto showdown.

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Defying Trump, Lawmakers Move to Strip Military Bases of Confederate Names

The push by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress sets up an election-year veto fight with the president, and shows how he has isolated himself even from members of his own party on the issue.

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Over Veterans’ Protests, Trump Vetoes Measure to Block Student Loan Rules

President Trump sided with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over veterans groups, vetoing a measure that would have blocked new regulations that tighten access to student loan forgiveness.

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Failing to Override a Veto, Senate Falls Short of Curbing Trump’s Iran War Powers

The defeat of the measure allows President Trump to continue to act unilaterally on Iran, in defiance of Congress.

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Trump Vetoes Measure Demanding Congressional Approval for Iran Conflict

The president said the resolution was an “insulting” move to limit his powers as commander in chief.

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