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The Line-Item Veto

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The Line-Item Veto

The Line-Item Veto

The Line-Item Veto

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The power of the presidency was boosted New Year's day when the controversial line-item veto took effect. The president can now cut specific items in spending bills without killing the entire bill. Several lawmakers are filing suit against the law's constitutionality saying too much power has been taken from Congress. How will President Clinton wield his new authority? The line-item veto..next on Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Jim Edgar Governor of Illinois Christopher Edley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget 1993-1995 Listeners call in