Keystone XL Pipeline

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Defying GOP

Josh Lederman, Associated Press

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, instead, Obama sought to reassert his authority to make the decision himself, rebuffing GOP lawmakers who will control both the House and Senate for the remainder of the president's term.

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House to Focus on IRS Targeting, Senate Takes on Keystone

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

The House this week will vote on whether to hold a former top IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress, while Senate lawmakers will grapple with legislation that would green light construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project.

Repub. Rep.: Obama Using Min. Wage as 'Political Weapon’

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rep. Tom Cole said he’s opposed to raising the minimum wage, but he’d be willing to look at proposals to do so, "if I thought there were other things attached to it that would create jobs like Keystone." He accused BHO of using the issue as a “political weapon.”

GOP Ties Votes on Debt Limit to Defunding Obamacare

Lisa Barron, Newsmax

House R's appear to be moving closer to tying a debt ceiling increase to a repeal of the insurance co. bailout clause in Obamacare. Removing the "risk corridor" provision in OCare seemed to have more support than linking the debt limit to approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Mr. President: Green Light This Pipeline

Fox News Staff

The Keystone XL pipeline got a major boost as a key State Dept. review raised no major environmental concerns. Will radical Obama continue to obstruct energy independence, the creation of untold numbers of American jobs, and reduced energy costs?