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  • To build or not to build? Key issues and updates in the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate

    The Senate is closing in on a vote to authorize the Keystone XL oil pipeline, although Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday. But the fate of the $8 billion project depends not only on what happens in Congress, but also in the courts, at the...
  • Is Obama pro- or anti-drilling? It depends

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is attempting to create a legacy as both driller-in-chief and environmental champion, as he proposes to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness while also touting a drilling boom across the United States...
  • Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire

    Hey, GOP: Using Carly Fiorina to attack Hillary Clinton could backfire
    After watching some of the speeches delivered by would-be Republican presidential contenders over the weekend at Iowa Rep. Steve King’s conservative confab in Des Moines, I got to wondering how long it will take Republicans to field a female...
  • Federal debt will explode over next 10 years, CBO says

    WASHINGTON The federal debt is set to explode over the next decade even as the budget deficit is projected to reach its lowest level of the Obama presidency, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The annual deficit should total $468 billion for...
  • Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says

    Immigration action will boost California's economy, White House says
    The White House said Monday that President Obama's executive actions on immigration could boost California's economy by as much as $27.5 billion. In a public relations blitz in advance of the rollout of Obama's expanded deferred action program, White...
  • Jonathan Bernstein: House members, stop fundraising in February

    Florida Democrat Ted Deutch has a challenge for his colleagues in the House of Representatives: "Fundraising Free February." "In February, Republicans and Democrats come back from their respective retreats enthusiastic about getting things done. If there...
  • Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution

    Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution
    Early in his inaugural address last week, Maryland's new Republican governor invoked his father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., and the lesson the one-time congressman taught his son about "putting aside partisanship in order to do the right thing." A member of...
  • Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

    Senate Democrats have temporarily stalled progress on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Republican-controlled Congress. The Senate voted 53-39 Monday to cut off debate on the bill, in a procedural vote. That's short...
  • Reid's doctors optimistic about prospects for regaining vision

    WASHINGTON Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is alert and in good spirits after successful surgery to remove a blood clot from his right eye caused by an exercising accident, his office said. "Doctors have said they are optimistic about his prospects...
  • Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'

     Ex-aide writes about being Obama's friend, valet and 'surrogate son'
    President Barack Obama's former personal assistant has penned a memoir, sidestepping public policy for the most part but dishing on the president's likes and dislikes. Obama loathes fast food, fried foods and mayonnaise, writes Reggie Love, who was...
  • All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins

    All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins
    With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...