President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, during a ceremony to present the 2015 National Medal of Arts and 2015 National Humanities Medals. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Barack Obama will Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency.The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama would veto the legislation -- unanimously passed by Congress -- allowing 9/11 families to launch civil suits against Riyadh.Republican nominee Donald Trump has already tried to paint Obama and his would-be successor Hillary Clinton as weak on terrorism.With the election less than 50 days away, the Republican-led Congress will try to deal Obama a significant political blow by overriding his veto.Such overrides are rare and this one would show the White House to be almost cripplingly weak as Obama tries to tick off remaining legislative goals in the twilight of his presidency.
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