Category: POLITICS

Keystone XL PipeLine Reportedly A No-Go

Keystone XL PipeLine Reportedly A No-Go

January 18, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

WASHINGTON — The State Department will not approve a permit for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, sources told multiple media outlets on Wednesday.

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Obama Administration’s Continued Efforts to Reduce Teen Smoking; Appeal of Trade Pact Ruling Necessary First Step

Obama Administration’s Continued Efforts to Reduce Teen Smoking; Appeal of Trade Pact Ruling Necessary First Step

January 10, 2012 | By | 14 Comments

Public Citizen commends the Obama administration for taking the necessary step of appealing the harmful World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against U.S. efforts to reduce teen smoking.

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President Obama’s Chief of Staff Resigns

President Obama’s Chief of Staff Resigns

January 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

William Daley is resigning as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff and will be replaced by White House budget director Jacob Lew, administration officials said.

The switch won’t happen until the end of the month, as Mr. Lew is finishing the administration’s budget proposal to Congress due to be presented in the first week in February.

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U.S. Unemployment Falls To 8.5 Percent

U.S. Unemployment Falls To 8.5 Percent

January 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

The economy added 200,000 jobs in December and the jobless rate fell to 8.5 percent, giving a boost to President Obama.

The 8.5 percent unemployment rate is the lowest the jobless rate has been in three years. The figures suggest the labor market is starting to expand more strongly after years of sluggish growth.

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Iraq War Nearly Over

Iraq War Nearly Over

December 12, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

President Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday to discuss the end of the Iraq war and the steps necessary to realize a new phase in the relationship between the two countries.

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Clean Energy Cons

Clean Energy Cons

October 1, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Republicans have seized on the Solyndra controversy to go on a witch-hunt against all clean energy programs authorized by the Department of Energy. Instead of narrowly scrutinizing the loan that subsidized Solyndra, a company that utilized a Republican-created program and had initially gained approval from the Bush administration, Republicans are on a war path to defund all clean energy programs — despite the fact that these Republicans previously were proponents of the program when it helped clean energy companies in their districts.

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Exclusive Timeline: Bush Administration Advanced Solyndra Loan Guarantee For Two Years

Exclusive Timeline: Bush Administration Advanced Solyndra Loan Guarantee For Two Years

September 12, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

It’s often claimed that the Solyndra loan guarantee was “rushed through” by the Obama Administration for political reasons. In fact, the Solyndra loan guarantee was a multi-year process that the Bush Administration launched in 2007.

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