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Obama Keystone Veto Vow Sets Up Battles on Republican Agenda

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Barack Obama has vetoed fewer bills than any U.S. president since James Garfield held the office for six months in 1881. With Republicans now in control of Congress, that’ll probably change.

Two White House veto threats issued Wednesday -- on legislation that would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and a bill changing the definition of a full-time worker under Obamacare -- set up a showdown with Republican leaders, who have laid out an agenda to roll back initiatives central to Obama’s legacy. In the past six years, the president has vetoed just two bills.