By Lori Montgomery and Steven J. Mufson
During the next few months, congressional leaders plan to approve a steady stream of legislation that has the support of at least a few Democrats but is opposed by the White House. Obama will be forced either to sign these “bipartisan” bills — including several that would begin to dismantle his Affordable Care Act — or dust off the veto pen he has used only twice in six years.
The test case for this strategy cleared the House on Friday: approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Obama has threatened to veto the Keystone bill, along with two others.