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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
Even if congressional opponents of normalizing relations with Cuba were to pass sweeping legislation to stop what President Obama wants to do, he could veto it and they are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority to override a veto.

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