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Governors let harsh words fly over Keystone XL


WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing. Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal lashed out first, saying if Obama were serious about growing the economy he would approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and take ...

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House approves ‘clean’ debt limit after Republicans drop demands


Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama’s demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions. The 221-201 vote, carried mainly by Democrats, marked a dramatic shift from the confrontational fiscal tactics House Republicans have used over the past three ...

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U.S. Republicans seek Keystone approval; foes vow to risk arrest


WASHINGTON Feb 11 (Reuters) – Dozens of Republican senators on Tuesday called on the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as foes vowed to risk arrest at protests against the controversial project. President Barack Obama will have the final say on whether to allow the pipeline that could deliver as much as 830,000 barrels per day of Canadian ...

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Republicans push Obama administration on upping natural gas exports


Tue Feb 4, 2014 4:53pm EST By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers urged the Obama administration on Tuesday to approve more ports for exporting surging supplies of natural gas, saying that fuel-thirsty countries could look to other producers if Washington does not act this year. U.S. Representatives Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield, two Republicans, introduced a ...

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