Keystone XL pipeline

President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Okla. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

White House: Obama To Veto Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

President Barack Obama will veto a Republican-backed bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said, putting a freeze on a top GOP priority — at least for now.

02/24/2015

Obama Speaking

White House: Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline.

01/06/2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigns for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., during the "Women with Mary Geaux Vote" event at the Sugar Mill on Nov. 1, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Being Selective Speaking About Policy Issues

Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama’s executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats’ favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.

11/26/2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell answers questions following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McConnell Promising New Senate GOP Majority Will Quickly Resurrect Keystone Pipeline Legislation

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

11/19/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supporters Of Senate Bill To Approve Keystone Pipeline Scrambling To Find Last Vote

With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote.

11/18/2014

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House On Track To Easily Pass Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

The Republican-controlled House is on track to easily pass a bill Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow.

11/14/2014

Obama Speaking

White House: Obama Takes A ‘Dim View’ Of Legislative Efforts To Force Action On Keystone XL Pipeline

A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week’s GOP blowout are still sinking in.

11/13/2014

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said there is a disconnect between President Barack Obama and the American people in which many “just don’t believe he cares.” (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Dem Senator On Obama: ‘People Just Don’t Believe He Cares’

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said there is a disconnect between President Obama and the American people in which many “just don’t believe he cares.”

11/07/2014

A man watches election returns at Thom Tillis' watch party in Charlotte. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

GOP In Charge: Eager To Move On Keystone XL, Taxes

Republicans say they are ready to move legislation approving the Keystone pipeline, trim Obamacare and cut taxes.

11/06/2014

Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.r ambitions. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jindal: Obama ‘Seems To Be Waving The White Flag Of Surrender’ On The Economy

Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.

02/24/2014

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