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In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

Trump, coal, Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country — Donald Trump. The New York real estate developer’s anger on the campaign trail matches the mood of many in Appalachia, where job losses associated with the declining coal industry have fueled a backlash ...

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Pennsylvania’s US Senate candidates spar over Trump, police

pennsylvania senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty went after each other in their first debate, with him sharpening an attack accusing her of enriching herself with taxpayer money and her pressing him over his refusal to say whether he will vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race has ...

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Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford balances governor’s ticket

Doug Burgum, Brent Sanford, North Dakota, governor, election

Brent Sanford knows and understands the issues that surround western North Dakota. Born and raised in Watford City, Sanford was elected mayor in 2010. Thanks to the Bakken oil boom, the city’s population jumped from about 2,000 to 12,000 during his tenure. The rapid increase in residents brought many challenges. Transport facilities were outdated. Water management needed to be upgraded. ...

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Where They Stand: Bobby Jindal on issues of 2016 campaign

BATON ROUGE, La. — Where two-term Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stands on various issues that will be debated in the Republican presidential campaign: IMMIGRATION Jindal has expressed support for giving people who are in the country illegally a way to gain legal status through guest-workers visas — once the border is secure. With the same prerequisite of a secure border, ...

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Keynote speaker at oil, gas conference rails against Obama, looks toward impact of ’16 election

Barack Obama

If there’s a lesson to be learned from Obamacare — the single largest focus of Charles Krauthammer’s address to the oil and gas industry at a major conference on Wednesday — it’s that President Barack Obama has forced a national debate over the proper relationship between the state and its citizens. Mr. Krauthammer, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post ...

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Millions of Jobs, thousands of deaths: How 2016 could be a make or break election season for oil and gas.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has re-launched its “Vote4Energy” campaign for the upcoming 2016 election cycle. Right out of the gate, the national trade association requested Wood Mackenzie to investigate the impact of potential changes to various oil and natural gas-related policies at both a federal and state level. The analytics company went right to work to produce some staggering ...

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Why U.S. billionaires may not be able to buy the 2016 election

NEW YORK – Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Campaign finance watchdog groups fear heavy spending by these ultra-rich Americans will warp the election – already ...

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What would another Clinton president mean for oil and gas?

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton finally gave in to what many Americans saw coming as she announced her bid to run for the Presidency in 2016. This country doesn’t really go for 12 years of blue. Nonetheless, Clinton has the experience and the backing to make it a good showdown. So, before the mudslinging and fiery lies take place, let’s take ...

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