The end-of-year legislative rush is on, with Congress juggling Keystone XL, funding the government, internet access taxes, authorizing defense activities, terrorism risk insurance, and tax extenders - the roughly 50 tax provisions that expire and are extended annually for one year at a time. Show More Summary
A bird's-eye view of the post-apocalyptic landscape that we've already created. By a single vote, the U.S. Senate failed to fast-track the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline last week, which would carry Canadian tar sands oil straight across the nation to the Gulf of Mexico. Show More Summary
The Keystone XL pipeline is likely to get another opportunity for approval once the new Congress is sworn in next January. However, it will not be the most important part of a new Congressional energy agenda, and it might not even be the most urgent. Show More Summary
All that hot air over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline doesn't mean beans to US Marines: they want more portable solar power for the war of the future Keystone, Schmeystone: US Marines Want More Portable Solar Power To Fight The War...Show More Summary
Protesters are arrested for their tribal chant in the Senate gallery after the Keystone XL pipeline vote. See Pakalolo's diary. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. Show More Summary
UP: Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) DOWN: The Keystone XL pipeline ploy UP: Lawyers figuring out how to sue the president DOWN: Jonathan Gruber UP: Administration’s concessions to Iran DOWN: America’s standing with Sunni states UP: Liberals’ support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) DOWN: Running for Obama’s third term UP: The Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)-White House feud […]
FAQ: Keystone XL Pipeline The proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would add 1,600 miles of pipeline for increased transportation capacity of crude oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas, was defeated by a single vote in the U.S. Senate this week. Show More Summary
The biggest oil news this week isn’t the fact that Keystone XL lost in the Senate, but that Obama might cut a deal to approve the pipeline anyway.
Representative and US Senate candidate Bill Cassidy (R-LA) touted his support for the Keystone XL pipeline and stated his opposition to the president's executive action during the GOP weekly address on Saturday. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: "Hello. Show More Summary
In her latest cry of despair at the supposed horrors of the Obama presidency -- this one's titled "The Nihilist in the White House" -- Peggy Noonan explains the real meaning of Keystone: And there is the Keystone XL pipeline and the administration's apparent intent to veto a bill that allows it. Show More Summary
RT | —- “The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says that congressional approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will be considered an act of war. If given the green light…
Every week Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting presents a mini-critique of a few stories the media have (or have not) covered. Here is this week's edition: Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2011—Newt Gingrich takes lead in CNN survey: It's been a decent week for Newt Gingrich. Show More Summary
The Keystone XL pipeline is back in the news--and so is a lot of the same old misinformation. Plus we'll look at how some TV journalists think about how war "works," and at what exactly NPR's Scott Simon asked comedian Bill Cosby.
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Sustainable Keystone XL: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Roofies and Rape, by Denise Oliver Velez L.A. city attorney issues retaliatory charges against interracial couple over alleged lewd conduct, by...Show More Summary
Boston Globe columnist John E. Sununu's latest piece urges approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and criticizes regulations against oil and gas companies. The Globe did not disclose that Sununu is an advisor for a Washington firm that lobbies for the pipeline's construction on behalf of its would-be builder. Sununu is a former Republican U.S. Show More Summary
America's worst pundit wants to build Keystone XL so we can impress the world and build character in wayward youths
Who says Keystone XL isn’t a sustainable, renewable project? Just ask Tar Sands Timmy... and Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu. Now that “jobs” claims have been debunked and US domestic oil production is booming, the Keystone XL pipeline...Show More Summary
"That's so embarrassing! They both wore the same transparent ploy to Congress!"
Warning: Jon Stewart is going to be talking about eminent domain and a Supreme Court case in the clip below. If that sounds a little dry and boring for a Friday (it isn't), you might be more interested in his takedown Thursday night of Sen. Show More Summary