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Mary L. Landrieu

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  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route. The latest hold-up in the...
  • The Keystone delay [Editorial]

    The Keystone delay  [Editorial]
    Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...
  • New Senate polls offer three lessons and some hope for Democrats

    WASHINGTON — Three lessons jump out from the latest round of polling on key U.S. Senate races. First, just as Democrats have been saying, their endangered incumbent in Arkansas, Sen. Mark Pryor, is doing better than analysts in Washington had...
  • For Obama, procrastination on Keystone XL might be a virtue

    The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy. President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...
  • Obama to make announcement on struggling healthcare program

    Obama to make announcement on struggling healthcare program
    WASHINGTON – President Obama will make an announcement Thursday morning about his troubled healthcare law, the White House said. Obama is widely expected to announce his plans to address the millions of cancellation notices insurers have sent to...
  • Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now

    Democratic senators who won with Obama's help may not want it now
    NASHUA, N.H. — For better or worse, they are the class of Obama. Eight Democratic senators swept into office partly on Barack Obama's 2008 coattails are facing their first reelection bid without the benefit of having the president on the ballot...
  • Democrat leading in Florida race eyed as test of Obamacare

    A Democratic candidate who has explicitly defended Obamacare holds a slight lead in a special congressional election in Florida that both parties are eyeing as a test of the political impact of the healthcare law. A poll released Thursday by the Tampa...
  • Is Obamacare challenging enough yet for Obama?

    Two statements explain the huge failure of Obamacare. One is by President Barack Obama, the other is about him. The first was made in St. Paul, Minn., at the end of the 2008 primary campaign, when candidate Obama predicted that generations would look...
  • For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above

    For Congress, healthcare plans remain a notch above
    WASHINGTON — Trying to align lawmakers with the people they represent, Congress three years ago decided that when the new healthcare plan took effect, members would give up their platinum health benefits and enroll in the online marketplaces created...
  • Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say

    Obama to pick Sen. Max Baucus as ambassador to China, officials say
    WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
  • Administration opens first hole in health law mandate

    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year. The...