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14 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Keystone filibuster fails, pipeline poised for approval

The Keystone XL pipeline is closer than it's ever been to approval after the Senate overcame a Democrat-led filibuster Thursday and was headed for a final passage vote later in the day — setting up an eventual showdown with President Obama, who has promised a veto. Nine Democrats bucked Mr. ...

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JAN 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Defend Obama's Trade Pact While Pressing To Deregulate Banks

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Tuesday offered to help President Barack Obama pass a sweeping trade package, while pressing for measures to deregulate finance and raise the price of prescription drugs. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and others repeatedly praised the top Obama trade official, Amb. Michael Froman, at a Senate Finance Committee hearing that ...

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JAN 27, 2015 - Mother Jones

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Netanyahu to American Jews: Get Lost

It was not so shocking that House Speaker John Boehner would seek to undermine President Barack Obama and his attempt to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress, in which Netanyahu will presumably dump on Obama's efforts. Nor was it so shocking that Netanyahu, who apparently would rather ...

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JAN 26, 2015 - Washington Times

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Democrats filibuster Keystone, force Republicans to rethink strategy, amendments

Democrats successfully blocked the Keystone XL pipeline Monday, launching a filibuster in the Senate that keeps the long-delayed project on ice for at least the near term while Republicans try to figure out whether they can revive the bill. "We hit our first little bump in the road back to ...

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JAN 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. Some Democrats who had supported previous bills approving the pipeline, including one of the bill's current sponsors, helped filibuster the move to limit debate.

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