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  • Santorum: Obama trying to allow Iran to have nuke

    02/09/2012 7:33:37 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 46 replies
    AP ^ | February 9, 2012
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday accused President Barack Obama of actively seeking ways to allow Iran to gain a nuclear weapon and suggested that the administration had betrayed Israel by publicly disclosing what may be a plan to attack the Muslim nation. Santorum drew connections between the administration's opposition to the Keystone pipeline project, which would bring oil from Canada to U.S. refineries, and American dependency on foreign oil and U.S.-Israel relations. "We're throwing Israel under the bus because we know we're going to be dependent upon OPEC," Santorum said during a speech in...
  • Mitt Romney mixes up Solyndra and Keystone pipeline

    02/08/2012 4:22:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Oops. Mitt Romney made a minor slip-up at a campaign event here Wednesday afternoon when he mixed up the name of a pipeline project favored by Republicans and the name of the Obama abminsitration-backed solar firm that the GOP argues has become symbolic of the White House’s failed policies.
  • That Jobs Thing Sure Didn’t Last Long

    02/08/2012 6:42:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | February 7, 2012 | Paul Driessen
    President Obama “is focused like a laser on putting people back to work,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) assured us last fall – echoing repeated statements by President Obama and Administration officials who “can’t wait” for Congress or others to take action and create jobs. The jobs thing didn’t last long, however. The President soon vetoed TransCanada’s application for permits to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Approving them “would not be in the national interest,” he declared. It is hard for most Americans to understand how it is contrary to the national interest to create 20,000 construction and manufacturing jobs,...
  • Industrial Sabotage: Rockefeller Fund’s $28 Million Campaign Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/07/2012 10:59:47 AM PST · by Praxeologue · 10 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | February 1, 2012 | Ezra Levant
  • Industrial Sabotage: Rockefeller Fund’s $28 Million Campaign Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/07/2012 9:00:31 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 13 replies ^ | February 6, 2012 | John MERLINE
    The keystone pipeline is actually just one of several oil sands pipelines targeted by the Rockefeller Brother’s Fund in a coordinated, 4-year, $28 million dollar campaign. Ezra Levant calls it industrial sabotage and, based on their own Power Point, that certainly seems an apt description: For all their bluster about money in politics, you won’t hear anything about this from congressional Democrats or their allies on MSNBC. How about it Rachel Maddow? Will you do a segment on keeping the Rockefeller Fund out of American and Canadian energy policy? As it happens, Ezra Levant made this exact point in...
  • One Group’s Strategy to Derail Oil Pipelines - (Rockefeller Brothers Fund)

    02/07/2012 9:38:55 AM PST · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Heritage ^ | February 3, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    Details of a large non-profit’s plans to combat the Keystone XL pipeline have surfaced, and offer some insight into the strategies and tactics of groups looking to combat the use of fossil fuels. Canadian news channel Sun News uncovered of a PowerPoint presentation from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund detailing its work with other groups to derail the Keystone XL pipeline and other similar projects it deemed parts of “a globally significant threat.” The presentation, written in 2008, describes the allocation of $7 million to environmental non-profits for tactics that include the use of the legislative and legal systems to delay...
  • Unlike Obama, GOP Candidates Talk Seriously About Governing

    01/26/2012 4:09:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 | Michael Barone
    You know politicians are serious when they move from campaigning to governing. Something like that may be happening on the Republican campaign trail -- but, unfortunately, not at the Obama White House. Campaigning clearly carried the day for Newt Gingrich in South Carolina, where he beat Mitt Romney by a 40 percent to 28 percent margin. It's generally agreed that Gingrich clinched the race when he reacted angrily to questions by Fox News's Juan Williams and CNN's John King. Both times Gingrich got standing ovations. But not for how he'd govern. His platform can be summed up in a bumper...
  • Republican pipeline bill raises legal questions: US official

    01/25/2012 3:19:13 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    google ^ | 1/25/2012 | afp
    A senior US official said a Republican bill to deny US President Barack Obama the right to decide on the construction of an oil pipeline from Canada raises "serious" legal questions. Kerry Ann-Jones, who is charged with reviewing the pipeline issue for the State Department, also told a legislative panel that the proposed law "overrides foreign policy and national security considerations." Last week Obama, a Democrat, rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas, saying he could not vouch for its safety by a deadline despite intense election-year pressure.
  • Buffett would profit from Keystone cancellation

    01/24/2012 4:20:34 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-24-12 | Dave Boyer
    Warren Buffett, whom President Obama likes to cite as a fair-minded billionaire while arguing for higher taxes on the wealthy, stands to benefit from the president’s decision to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, which is among the railroads that would transport oil produced in western Canada if the pipeline isn’t built. “Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc., told Bloomberg News. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to...
  • BLACK-GOLD BLUES: Buffett's railroad winner from Keystone denial

    01/24/2012 12:10:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    WND (Bloomberg) ^ | 1/24/2012 | Staff
    'Whatever people bring to us, we're ready to haul' (BLOOMBERG) — Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. “Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an...
  • Keystone pipeline gets second chance

    01/24/2012 8:31:29 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 1-22-2012 | Tamba Bay Times
    Reports of the death of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to supply Alberta crude oil to Texas refineries appear to be greatly exaggerated. Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his "profound disappointment" to President Barack Obama for rejecting TransCanada's proposed $7 billion pipeline. Obama was up against a political deadline for approving the project opposed by environmentalists and wanted more time for further reviews of the plans. In a phone call to Harper, Obama said TransCanada can submit an amended plan to reroute the pipeline around an environmentally sensitive aquifer in Nebraska. "This outcome is one of the scenarios we anticipated,"...
  • Obama’s Clean Energy Myths Exposed

    01/24/2012 7:31:19 AM PST · by american_steve · 8 replies
    President Obama has released his first 2012 reelection campaign ad, and it’s a doozy, full of sexy numbers that would have you believe that Obama has figured out a way to make clean energy economically viable. The reality, however, is that Obama’s statistics grossly distort the truth, and the National Republic Trust Political Action Committee has debuted its rebuttal. Citing a Brookings Institution study, Obama’s ad implies that he created 2.7 million clean energy jobs, and that the clean energy sector is growing rapidly. Investor’s Business Daily reveals the dishonesty here: those 2.7 million jobs already existed, and the quoted...
  • More ND oil will be railed with no US pipeline (Warren Buffet owns BNSF Railroad)

    01/23/2012 9:20:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-20-12 | James MacPherson
    Rail shipments of North Dakota crude to increase with decision to block Keystone XL pipeline ### North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market after the Obama administration's decision to reject plans for a pipeline that would run from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, state and industry officials say. "Pipelines are by far the safest and most economically efficient way to transport oil, but we are left with a limited number of options if pipelines are off the table," said Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service...
  • Is our neighbor to the north becoming a jingoistic petro-state? [lib finger-wagging]

    01/23/2012 8:08:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 20 Jan 2012 | Will Oremus
    It’s well known that America’s dependence on foreign oil forces us to partner with some pretty unsavory regimes. Take, for instance, the country that provides by far the largest share of our petroleum imports. Its regime, in thrall to big oil interests, has grown increasingly bellicose, labeling environmental activists “radicals” and “terrorists” and is considering a crackdown on nonprofits that oppose its policies. It blames political dissent on the influence of “foreigners,” while steamrolling domestic opposition to oil projects bankrolled entirely by overseas investors. Meanwhile, its skyrocketing oil exports have sent the value of its currency soaring, enriching energy industry...
  • Newt gives (Cdn) PM a nod in victory speech

    01/22/2012 11:05:49 AM PST · by Dartman · 12 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 22/12 | Bryn Weese
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- This southern state and the Republican nomination race may be far removed from Canada, but that didn't stop Palmetto State primary winner Newt Gingrich from giving a shout out to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his victory speech. While blasting President Barack Obama for rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline and the thousands of jobs it has been estimated it would create, Gingrich warned Canada will send its oil to China instead. And he praised Harper, too. "What Prime Minister Harper -- who, by the way, is conservative and pro-American -- what he has said is he's gonna...
  • ASES Applauds President Obama's Decision on Keystone XL

    01/22/2012 9:06:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Renewable Energy World ^ | January 19, 2012 | by Susan Greene
    Boulder, Colo. Statement by Susan Greene, president of the American Solar Energy Society: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) applauds the decision by President Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline at this time. It’s simply good energy and climate policy to discourage further dependence on fossil fuels, regardless of the friendliness and stability of the source.
  • Congress has legal clout on Keystone pipeline: study

    01/21/2012 9:12:09 AM PST · by epithermal · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 20, 2012 | Roberta Rampton
    (Reuters) - The Congress has the constitutional right to legislate permits for cross-border oil pipelines like TransCanada's Keystone XL, according to a new legal analysis released late on Friday. The study by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service could give a boost to Republicans drafting legislation to overturn a decision this week by President Barack Obama to put the $7 billion Alberta-to-Texas project on ice. Historically, U.S. presidents have made executive decisions on pipelines that cross borders. But Congress had the power all along to weigh in on the permits, said the study, done by four legislative attorneys with the CRS....
  • Obama Blames Republicans For Keystone XL Decision

    01/18/2012 1:52:58 PM PST · by RobertClark · 20 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 01/18/2012 | Tyler Durden
    The big news of the day, aside from the idiot rally finally being back on full bore, is that the Obama administration finally pushed Canada's hand in telling it to sell its crude to China instead of the US, which we are confident it will gladly do. Much of this was largely priced on, as was the fact that opportunity for significant job creation was just kicked to the curb. What was not however expected, is that in keeping up with the fine tradition of taking responsibility for his decisions and actions, kinda sorta, America's president said that it was...
  • A Question of Priorities

    01/20/2012 4:25:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 20, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    "In the Treasury we do not speak of tons of silver. Our unit is the troy ounce." That was the response from some bureaucrat when Leslie Groves, the man who oversaw the Manhattan Project, sought thousands of tons of silver to be turned into electrical wires. Groves got his silver. Why? Because completing the Manhattan Project -- and winning the war -- was America's top priority. For three years, the Obama administration and its cheerleaders have tried to claim that they stand for the same can-do spirit. Administration officials have a rare form of Keynesian Tourette's syndrome whereby they blurt...
  • Labor Dept Reports U.S. Jobs Boom in Oil and Gas as Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

    01/20/2012 4:58:00 AM PST · by Lockbox · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | 1-18-12 | William O'Keefe
    When asked why he robbed banks, infamous mid-20th century criminal Willie Sutton would reply in a matter-of-fact manner: “Because that’s where the money is.” Applying that logic to America’s current unemployment situation should lead the Obama administration to look to U.S. energy resources. Because that’s where the jobs are.The Labor Department’s latest data makes this fact clear. While the total U.S. workforce has shrunk by over 4 percent since the recession hit in 2007, employment in the oil and gas sector has grown nearly 22 percent. The industry employs about 2.1 million people directly and about another 7 million indirectly...