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Hoeven: Keystone XL Redirected To Avoid Nebraska Sandhills

Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) says that new legislation that, if passed, would give the State Department 60 days to issue TransCanada Corp. a U.S. permit to begin work on the Keystone XL pipeline. Hoeven adds that the revised route in Nebraska will be included following approval from Nebraska environmental regulative agencies and the Environmental Protection […]

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Lugar: Obama Has Opportunity To Create 20K Jobs With Keystone XL

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) says that President Obama has the opportunity to create at least 20,000 jobs if he allows the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to begin. (0:21) Listen

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McConnell: Obama Delaying Keystone XL To Save Political Points

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that President Obama and his administration have delayed issuing TransCanada Corp. a permit to begin work on the Keystone XL pipeline until 2013 in order to preserve political points leading up to the 2012 election. (0:29) Listen

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Rejecting Ban On Earmarks Is Cherry On Top Of Dysfunction, Says McCaskill

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce legislation that would permanently eliminate earmarks. McCaskill says that it would be “the whipped cream and cherry” on a dysfunctional government for anyone who votes against permanently eliminating earmarks. (0:18) Listen

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I Was Shocked At Inclusion Of Earmarks In Defense Authorization Bill, Says McCaskill

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce legislation that would permanently eliminate earmarks. McCaskill says she was shocked to find nearly 100 earmarks being included in the Defense Authorization bill. (0:17) Listen

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Banning Earmarks Will Change The Culture Of Congress, Says Toomey

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce legislation that would permanently eliminate earmarks. Toomey says that the ban on earmarks will work to change the culture of Congress. (0:10) Listen

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Toomey: Earmarks Have Been Used As Currency To Buy Votes

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce legislation that would permanently eliminate earmarks. Toomey says that earmarks became a currency that members could use to buy votes. (0:18) Listen

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Toomey: Earmarks Compromise Competitiveness In How Taxpayer Dollars Are Spent

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce legislation that would permanently eliminate earmarks. Toomey labels the process in which members pursue earmarks as “flawed.” (0:23) Listen

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Toomey: Earmarking As Usual Is Disastrous For Our Country

Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduce legislation that would permanently eliminate earmarks. Toomey says that their are efforts to revert back to the old processes of earmarking and that doing so would be disastrous for the country. (0:19) Listen

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Frank: Unworkable Majorities Will Stall Progress In Congress Regardless Of Party

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) answers reporters’ questions days after he announced he would not seek re-election in 2012. Frank says that whether or not Democrats regain control of the House following the 2012 election, there will still remain an unworkable majority in either House. Frank adds that reform to the 60-vote majority in the Senate […]

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Report: Boehner Aiming To Sue Obama Again

"The President talks with House Speaker John Boehner after the President participated in a Q&A with the House Republican Conference at the U.S. Capitol." 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“Our team has been working on litigation. We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue—one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” Boehner reportedly said.

Obama Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Tuesday marked the tenth anniversary of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

My Entry For The Pentagon’s Essay Contest: Why I Love The King

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Can I please claim my prize, Pentagon?

Castro Still Wary Of U.S., But Open To Normalization

The letter marks the first time Castro has commented on the proposed normalization efforts.

TRNS News Notes- 1/27

Storm of the century?
Obama in Saudi Arabia: U.S. support
Drone buzzes the White House
Small drone = terrorists’ choice
Ruptures in House Benghazi Committee
House border security bill yanked
Justice Dept is spying on cars!

Obama Arrives In Saudi Arabia

President Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay tribute to the late King Abdullah