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The GOP’s Puzzling Obsession with Keystone XL: A Case of Perseveration?

Perseveration is a psychological syndrome where you can’t stop doing something even if the original reason for doing it has vanished.  I’m beginning to wonder if the continuing fervor of Republican support for the project reflects an institutional equivalent of this syndrome.  The economic and political case for the project is fading, but Republicans just can’t […]

Obama: Canada, not America, benefits most from Keystone XL Pipeline

In what has to be one of the most ignorant economic arguments to date, President Barack Obama told Americans that Canada would benefit most from the U.S. building the Keystone XL pipeline, which spans several U.S. states. Fox News reported the following: “Obama, who was speaking at a year-end news conference, said the controversial pipeline was not […]

White House hires former Keystone XL lobbyist as Senate liaison

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Obama administration’s new point person on White House-Senate relations previously worked as a lobbyist to promote the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Marty Paone, formerly a lobbyist with Prime Policy Group, was hired...

Keystone XL Pipeline Project Update: The President Claims the Economic Benefits Will Be Minimal

During the President’s December 20th press conference he stated his position not to support the Keystone pipeline now includes the lack of economic benefits, claiming the benefits of the project will be minimal compared to risks and costs. Is this new claim in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline reasonable? read more

Now at CNN, Jay Carney Sees Keystone Decision Differently

In his time as White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney would often get questions about whether President Barack Obama would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. Mr. Carney would invariably answer that the State Department, not the president, was running the Keystone review project. Project watchers believe that Mr.  Obama’s views on the matter are expected [...]

What if the president held a press conference and it made men sad?

On Friday afternoon, President Obama held a press conference and discussed Cuba, North Korea, Keystone XL, race relations in America... but the really big news to come out of it? All of the reporters who asked questions of the President today were women — @jamiedupree No, really, it's true. Show More Summary

Obama Questions Benefits of Oil Pipeline

President Obama likes to say that he is awaiting an official review on the Keystone XL oil pipeline project before he decides on its fate.

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Keystone pipeline: In the Dec. 16 Section A, an article about the Keystone XL pipeline misspelled the name of the firm where oil analyst Matt Badiali works. It's Stansberry Research, not Stransberry Research.

Keystone pipeline top priority for Senate in 2015

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared Tuesday that approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January, potentially setting up an early veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Show More Summary

Keystone Pipeline to Top Senate Agenda Next Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Show More Summary

First On GOP’s 2015 To-Do List: Keystone XL Pipeline

Senate Republicans will waste no time next year trying to put President Barack Obama in a bind over the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone XL pipeline teed up as first debate in the new GOP Senate

Votes to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will be the first of the new GOP-controlled Senate, the incoming majority leader promised Tuesday, as Republicans sought to move past internal divisions and confront President Obama.

5 Things To Know For Tuesday Plus 1 That Doesn’t Matter; Daily News And Web Roundup

last weekOdd : Thought Catalog

Gas prices make Keystone XL pipeline questionable, online gossiping banned in Tennessee, L.A. requires condoms in porn, state governors leaves millions of children uninsured, and the families of the Newtown massacre victims sue Bushmaster all in today's news and web roundup.

Can the Keystone XL Pipeline Really Make Any Money?

last weekNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock Supporters of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline may have to face the reality that the project cannot generate the revenue it needs to be profitable. Extracting oil from tar sands was always going to be extremely costly,...Show More Summary

Keystone XL pipeline may no longer make economic sense, experts say

Amid the shouting on Capitol Hill, the wads of campaign cash and the activist careers shaped around the Keystone XL pipeline, the project at the flashpoint of America's energy debate now confronts a problem bigger than politics.

Weekend News Roundup & Open Thread for Dec. 13-14, 2014

Did the earth move for you too, Blue Jersey? Norcross, NJ's newest congressman (drumroll, please) not following Democratic Party line From the Keystone XL pipeline to the CRomnibus - George Donald Norcross wastes no time distancing himself from Democrats. Show More Summary

Gore: Desire for Keystone Same as Junkies Shooting Up Veins in Toes

Thursday at the annual U.N. Climate Change Conference, former Vice President Al Gore told "Democracy Now" anchor Amy Goodman that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is comparable to a desperate junkie using toe veins after blowing out their arm and leg veins. Show More Summary

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