President Obama announces support for building an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, Thursday in Cushing, Okla.
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March 22, 2012 President Obama visited Oklahoma for the first time since taking office and announced an executive order to speed up review of a U.S.-only portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. His announcement came as Republicans criticized his administration over rising gas prices.
January 25, 2012 The White House says it makes no sense to link the controversial pipeline's fate to an extension of the payroll tax cut. Republicans say both issues are about jobs.
January 23, 2012 On today's Talk of the Nation, a preview of the State of the Union, the Keystone XL pipeline, the real and social risks of sharing passwords, and a roundup of opinions on how to remember former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
January 18, 2012 Now that President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, an obvious question is what will it mean for the 2012 presidential election? The key to Keystone is which side will have the most success in framing its case to enough voters for it to make a difference.
Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest to demand a stop to the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline outside the White House last November.
December 14, 2011 The House passed a bill on Tuesday forcing President Obama to decide on the controversial pipeline project within 60 days. Republicans say the pipeline should be approved quickly because it would create "more than 100,000 jobs."
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November 10, 2011 A final decision on building a new oil pipeline to connect Alberta, Canada, to U.S. refineries near the Gulf of Mexico will not be made until after the 2012 presidential election, the State Department said Thursday.
November 10, 2011 The 2012 presidential election could be close, with President Obama needing support from every segment of his political base to win re-election. So the president's decision to delay his controversial decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until beyond Election Day 2012 isn't really a shocker.
August 31, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and the "therapeutic" effect of class reunions. In the second hour, the potential costs and benefits of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, and the changing trend in the college roommate.
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