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Obama to veto defense bill in high-stakes showdown over spending

Obama to veto defense bill in high-stakes showdown over spending

President Obama will issue a rare veto of a defense policy bill Thursday in a showdown with Congress over broader spending levels, the White House said.

The veto of the National Defense Authorization Act is an extraordinary use of one of the president’s most powerful executive tools. While the White House had problems with some of the bill’s provisions…

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