Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Veto This! / One Cup of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1792, George Washington became the first president to veto a bill he didn't like. It would be one of only two vetoes cast by Washington. FDR, on the other hand, cast 635 vetoes. Your One Cup question this morning: within 20 either way, how many bills has our current president vetoed in his six plus years in office?

One Cup answer: Only one - the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, which would have eased restrictions on federal funding of stem cell research.

Bonus Blog Trivia: By comparison, his father, George H.W. Bush, vetoed 44 bills; Bill Clinton, 37. Thomas Jefferson never vetoed a single bill in his time as president.

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