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Obama says he's ready to use his veto pen
Obama says he's ready to use his veto pen

He hasn't used it much. But President Obama says he suspects his veto pen will get far more use in the next two years, with Republicans in total control of Congress. But in an interview released Monday, the president said he remains hopeful that the goodwill shown by party leaders in the recent lame duck session will carry into the new year -- optimism that doubles as a challenge to top Republicans. "Now you've got Republicans in a position where it's not enough for them simply to grind the wheels of Congress to a halt and then blame me," Obama told NPR in the interview, recorded just before he left for Hawaii. "They are going to be in a position in which...

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