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  • Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013

    11/25/2014 8:58:42 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | 11/25/2014 | Energy Information Administration
    Total U.S. natural gas gross withdrawals reached a new high at 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2013, with shale gas wells becoming the largest source of total natural gas production. Natural gas gross withdrawals are a measure of full well stream production including all natural gas plant liquids and nonhydrocarbon gases after oil, lease condensate, and water have been removed. According to the Natural Gas Annual, gross withdrawals from shale gas wells increased from 5 Bcf/d in 2007 to 33 Bcf/d in 2013, representing 40% of total natural gas production, and surpassing production from nonshale natural gas...
  • Rep. Bill Cassidy criticizes Sen. Mary Landrieu over Keystone pipeline

    11/24/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 21, 2014
    |Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, who's running for Senate, says his opponent, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, has failed to advance an oil pipeline that would benefit Louisiana.
  • Bill Cassidy’s low-key strategy seems to be working

    11/23/2014 9:13:23 AM PST · by topher · 17 replies
    The Morning Advocate [Baton Rouge Newspaper] ^ | 22-November-2014 | by gregory roberts
    Washington — Chances are that Republican Bill Cassidy doesn’t consult an actual game plan that spells out how he can unseat Democrat Mary Landrieu in the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana that will be decided Dec. 6. But if he were doing so, it could read something like this: For the Nov. 4 open primary, establish a position as the best-financed, mainstream Republican candidate to fend off any tea party challenge.
  • ‘Hail Mary’ Landrieu falls flat

    11/22/2014 5:26:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D) campaign in the Louisiana Senate runoff election has fallen flat. The endangered Democrat’s “Hail Mary” effort to convince the Senate to approve the Keystone pipeline failed, undercutting her argument that she should be returned to the Senate for her clout. She's fallen back on an advertising strategy that seeks to portray her GOP opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy (La.), as bumbling and incompetent. But nearly three weeks into their final faceoff, it is Cassidy who is ahead in the polls, and Democrats who are worried that Landrieu’s efforts are falling short. “It didn’t work before, and if...
  • 6th Congressional District (Louisiana) poll puts Garret Graves at 61%, Edwin Edwards at 35%

    11/22/2014 10:01:56 AM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    The (New Orleans) Times Picayune ^ | November 21, 2014 | Diane Samuels
    The first independent polling in the race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District shows Republican Garret Graves has a hefty, if not unexpected, lead over Democrat and former Governor Edwin Edwards. The poll was conducted and funded by John Couvillon of JMC Analytics and Polling, who previously worked with the Paul Dietzel II campaign during the primary but is not aligned with either Graves or Edwards. It shows that, including people who are undecided, 61 percent of people are leaning toward voting for Graves, compared to 35 percent for Edwards. If the Dec. 6 election were held today, 59 percent of...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone

    11/20/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Understand what this project is,” Barack Obama said earlier this week when pressed on why his administration continues to stall on the Keystone XL pipeline after almost six years of waiting for a decision. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Understand what that was, Glenn Kessler responds today in a Washington Post fact check. It’s a three-Pinocchio lie based on an ignorant-at-best interpretation of a presentation slide from environmental activists. The refineries in...
  • Mary Landrieu against the GOP Wave

    11/20/2014 9:22:56 AM PST · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 20, 2014
    Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is the last Democrat up for election in 2014 following a GOP wave that swept eight of her colleagues out of office in November. She is increasingly facing it alone as she readies for a Dec. 6 runoff against her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy. The campaign arm of the Senate Democrats withdrew $2 million in reserved ad time in the state immediately after Election Day, Nov. 4. The Senate Majority PAC, which spent more than $2.4 million on Landrieu’s behalf in the general, has not spent a single dollar in the past week, according...
  • Boehner: Keystone Veto Would Be Like 'Calling the American People Stupid'

    11/18/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Tonight the Senate has an important opportunity to send a bill to build the Keystone Pipeline to the president's desk," House Speaker John Boehner told a news conference on Tuesday. "Now let's be clear about this. A Keystone Pipeline veto would send the signal that this president has no interest in listening to the American people. Vetoing an overwhelmingly popular bill would be a clear indication that he doesn't care about the American people's priorities.""It would be the equivalent of calling the American people 'stupid,'" Boehner said.
  • Poll: Cassidy leads Landrieu by 11 points

    11/19/2014 1:46:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2014 | Jonathan Easley
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up an 11-point lead over incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their runoff race for Senate, according to a new survey from Republican polling outlet Vox Populi. The poll finds Cassidy with a 53-42 lead over Landrieu, with 5 percent undecided. That’s up from Cassidy’s 48 to 44 edge in the same poll in October. Cassidy is crushing Landrieu 58 to 31 among independents in the state. In addition, the poll found that Landrieu’s efforts to pass the Keystone pipeline during the lame duck session may have backfired — 39 percent said it made...
  • Keystone veto? White House ducks

    11/18/2014 12:22:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Tuesday sidestepped the question of whether President Obama would veto a Senate bill authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. Asked repeatedly if the president would put the kibosh on the legislation, White House press secretary Josh Earnest would say only that he did not want to leave reporters with the "impression" the president was leaving his options open. "I’m not in a position to issue veto threats from here, but … there are similar pieces of legislation that have been introduced in this Congress where the president’s senior advisers have recommended a veto," Earnest said. Earnest was...
  • Senate Defeats Bill on Keystone XL Pipeline in Narrow Vote

    11/18/2014 7:20:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | By ASHLEY PARKER and CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency. The vote represented a victory for the environmental movement, but the fight had taken on larger dimensions as a proxy war between Republicans, who argued that the project was vital for job creation, and President Obama, who had delayed a decision on building it. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, who is facing a runoff election Dec. 6, had pleaded with her colleagues throughout the day to...
  • Landrieu Can Still Save Face After Her Keystone XL Fiasco (Withdraw from runoff)

    11/19/2014 11:49:58 AM PST · by abb · 41 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 19, 2014 | Scott McKay
    There’s a very simple way for her to get beyond the embarrassment of yesterday’s failed vote to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, where 41 of her 54 Senate Democrat colleagues essentially flipped her the bird and voted against it despite being told ad nauseam that either they did so or they’d be consigning her to electoral demise in Louisiana’s Dec. 6 runoff. The answer is to get out of the race, and concede it to Bill Cassidy. The sooner the better. The fact is, the Keystone XL vote had very little to do with Landrieu’s electability. The idea that getting...
  • Greens take Keystone protest to (still exempt) Landrieu's home

    11/19/2014 2:50:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/18/14 | Elana Schor
    About two dozen protesters against the Keystone XL pipeline turned out in bleak weather Monday morning outside Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Washington home to protest her quest for a bill supporting the $8 billion project, which is set for a vote Tuesday. The demonstrators who showed up for a mass chant of “Stop this pipeline” and “No KXL” targeted Landrieu, rather than the pipeline’s other vocal backers in both parties, in part as a warning to Democrats against going wobbly on Keystone. They also unfurled a mock inflatable pipeline. “I don’t understand that, why she’s selling herself out, why she can’t...
  • TransCanada Showcases Automation on Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/19/2014 5:11:04 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Automation World ^ | November 14, 2014 | Aaron Hand
    Six years into a wait for the approvals to operate the newest section of the Keystone Pipeline system, TransCanada has already spent $2.4 billion on the project. TransCanada had hoped that it would have the permits for its Keystone XL pipeline within two years, since the first phase of the Keystone Pipeline system was reviewed and approved in 23 months. But it’s been more than six years since TransCanada filed its application to build the Keystone XL expansion, and it has still not been approved. Facing environmental pressures from his liberal base if he approves the pipeline and strife from...
  • Reid Votes Against Landrieu (Screws Democrat Party)

    11/19/2014 5:39:14 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    vanity | 11/19/2014 | Self
    Harry Reid personally voted against Landrieu and screwed his own party. Checking the Roll Call this morning, Harry Reid's vote is Nay. Why did he allow the vote (since he rules the Senate with an iron fist) and then vote against her and ruin her chances in Louisiana? Nothing short of the Bills passage would have saved her down there. She's too little to late now and the union jobs are being pooched. And Obama stands above it all to pooch the Union jobs with a veto promise. This might have been the last chance for the Democrat Party (notice...
  • Two weeks after the election, five house seats remain undecided.

    11/19/2014 9:52:29 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 19 November 2014 | Election Command Center
    Five congressional seats in three states remain too close to call or undecided. They are: Arizona 2nd: GOP Challenger Martha McSally leads incumbent Ron Barber by 179 votes. California 7th: GOP Challenger Doug Ose leads incumbent Ami Bera by 530 votes. California 16th: GOP Challenger Johnny Tacherra leads incumbent Jim Costa by 741 votes. Louisiana 5th: Single Democrat candidate Jamie Mayo leads with 28% of the total, but has an uphill climb against a crowded GOP field who garnered 69%. The leader was Ralph Abraham with 23%, who seems all but certain to win the December 2nd run-off. Louisiana 6th:...
  • Fail Mary: Senate rejects Keystone bill (She's Toast)

    11/19/2014 5:05:20 AM PST · by sr4402 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 11/19/14 12:23 AM EST | Elana Schor
    The 59-41 Senate vote was just shy of the 60 votes needed to pass the bill, following a dramatic six days of whipping by the embattled Louisiana Democrat on an issue that almost all of Washington had expected to sit idle until next year. The defeat deals a blow to Landrieu’s campaign ahead of her Dec. 6 runoff against GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy, whom polls show running comfortably ahead.
  • Senate rejects Keystone XL bill {and Mary Landrieu}

    11/19/2014 5:00:29 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Senate narrowly rejected legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, handing a defeat to the oil industry and dealing a major blow to Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu, who staked her political career on the outcome. The Senate voted 59-41 for the legislation, falling one vote shy of the 60 needed for passage under the deal bringing it to the floor. But Keystone supporters insisted the defeat would be short-lived. Republican leaders are vowing to try again after they take over the chamber in January — when they will have more than enough votes to get a measure...
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    11/18/2014 8:31:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:17 PM EST
    Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana. …
  • Don’t be Fooled Louisiana, Since 2009 Mary Landrieu is 100% Pro-Abortion

    11/18/2014 6:09:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/18/14 | Andrew Bair
    The 2014 elections swept many formidable pro-abortion incumbents from the Senate. The last to remain standing is Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, who has voted against the pro-life position on every vote scored by NRLC during her current six year term in office. She faces a December 6 run-off against pro-life challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy. While it is undeniable that the political climate was favorable to Republicans, a closer analysis of the results shows several of the key Senate races were won or lost by the slimmest of margins. In North Carolina, pro-life Thom Tillis defeated pro-abortion Kay Hagan by just...
  • New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases (Mitch Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 3:40:53 PM PST · by deport · 5 replies
    AOL - AP ^ | Nov 18th 2014 | CAIN BURDEAU
    Nov 18th 2014 5:58PM New Orleans mayor: Do-over in bungled rape cases Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Tuesday that a special team of police officers would reopen hundreds of mishandled cases uncovered by a city inspector general's audit that was released last week. The report charged five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of more than 1,000 sex crimes and child abuse cases.
  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Can Mary Landrieu get to 60 senate votes on Keystone pipeline?

    11/18/2014 9:29:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and other supporters of building the Keystone XL pipeline appear to be one vote short of the 60 they need to win a key vote on the project on Tuesday. Landrieu has 59 votes backing legislation to approve the project, and Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Angus King (I-Maine) appear to be her top targets to get to 60. The effort is crucial to Landrieu because of her runoff election in December against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), who also backs the pipeline. Landrieu is seen as a decided underdog in the race, and Senate Democrats...
  • GOP promises Cassidy a committee seat

    11/17/2014 5:48:58 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | MELINDA DESLATTE -
    Republicans have promised Bill Cassidy a seat on the Senate’s energy committee if he defeats Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana’s runoff election next month, potentially undercutting one of her main arguments for re-election. Landrieu has repeatedly touted the importance of her seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in her campaign for a fourth term representing a state with a robust oil and gas industry. on Twitter
  • Protesters SWARM Mary Landrieu’s Capitol Hill Home (cause she's backing the pipeline)

    11/17/2014 2:54:12 PM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    Liberal environmentalists are spending a rainy Monday morning in Washington protesting outside the Capitol Hill townhouse of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. According to a source on the scene Monday, protesters are standing in the yard of Landrieu’s East Capitol Street home holding signs opposing the pipeline. Protesters also brought along a mock black plastic pipeline. The source said Capitol Police and D.C. Metro Police are on the scene, but appear to be letting the protesters stand in Landrieu’s yard anyway.
  • Bill Cassidy standing with Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin right move to motivate his base, experts say

    11/17/2014 12:00:03 AM PST · by topher · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 15-Nov-2014 | Cole Avery
    The Republican unity tour with former rivals Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will continue Saturday (Nov. 15) afternoon with a rally featuring the two of them, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. . . . Landrieu pulled just 18 percent of the white vote in the primary, but earned 94 percent of the African-American vote. Landrieu campaign insiders believe there are more gains to be made in the African-American community, and they believe they can pick up more votes by keeping the race about Louisiana, not President Barack Obama as Cassidy has done.
  • Saints Fan Elbows Woman’s Face, Steals Souvenir Ball From Her [Video]

    11/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PST · by barmag25 · 58 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 11/16/14 | Inquisitr staff
    What can be said about a New Orleans Saints fan elbowing a young woman in the face, outmuscling her, and ripping a souvenir football from her?
  • Does Mary Landrieu have a prayer?

    11/16/2014 10:17:00 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    One by one, Mary Landrieu’s paths to victory in her Louisiana Senate runoff are closing off. Rely on the old Democratic coalition? She got a paltry 18 percent of the white vote in the first round.
  • Oil price slump to trigger new US debt default crisis as Opec waits

    11/15/2014 7:51:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 102 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14 November 2014 | Andrew Critchlow
    Remember the global financial crisis, triggered six years ago when billions of dollars of dodgy loans - doled out by banks to subprime borrowers and then resold numerous times on international debt markets - began to unravel and default? Stock markets plunged, banks collapsed and the entire global financial system teetered on the brink of catastrophe. Well a similarly chilling economic scenario could be set off by the current collapse in oil prices. Based on recent stress tests of subprime borrowers in the energy sector in the US produced by Deutsche Bank, should the price of US crude fall by...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Headlining Hate Conference Hosted By Extremist Anti-Gay Group This Weekend: VIDEO

    11/15/2014 1:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Towleroad ^ | November 15, 2014 | John Wright
    Does Sen. Ted Cruz believe AIDS is God's punishment for being gay? Does Cruz believe that government should regulate homosexuality and that public schools are using anti-bullying laws to indoctrinate children into homosexuality? Does Cruz believe that we need more hate and less tolerance in the world? If not, perhaps Cruz should explain why he's headlining a legislative conference in Dallas this weekend hosted by a group whose founder has said each and every one of those things. Cruz, along with another potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, Gov. Bobby Jindal, is scheduled to keynote the Wallbuilders ProFamily Legislators Conference, which...
  • TURN BACK THE CLOCK: How Mary Landrieu Won 'The Big Sleazy' Senate Runoff of 1996

    11/15/2014 5:43:12 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    Revive America ^ | 11-15-14 | Bob Adams
    Do you remember the Louisiana Senate runoff election of December 1996? Conservative Woody Jenkins sure does. He was the Republican Senate candidate who got mugged out of a Senate seat by Mary Landrieu. Flashback to 18 years ago — reporting in the December 23, 1996, and February 10, 1997, issues of National Review — Rich Lowry tells the story of how Mary Landrieu won ‘The Big Sleazy’ Senate runoff election of 1996. Now just 2 1/2 weeks away from the the 2014 Louisiana Senate runoff, Lowry’s investigative reports from nearly two decades ago are a sober reminder of what can...
  • 'Her campaign is running on fumes'--- Mary Landrieu

    11/15/2014 4:37:29 AM PST · by dennisw · 31 replies
    dailymail ^ | 13 November 2014 | By David Martosko
    'Her campaign is running on fumes': Final Senate race looks to be a Louisiana laugher as internal polls show GOP's Bill Cassidy opening up 16-point lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu Poll commissioned by GOP candidate's campaign shows massive advantage leading up to Dec. 6 runoff Win by GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy would bring total Republican pickup to a whopping 10 seats Landrieu is hoping a long-awaited vote on the Keystone XL pipeline will improve her fortunes Poll was leaked in Washington to send a message to energy lobbyists who think she can prevail Survey is an 'automated' phone poll that...
  • Bill Cassidy standing with Phil Robertson, Sarah Palin right move to motivate his base, experts say

    11/15/2014 12:26:21 PM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | November 15, 2014 | Cole Avery
    The Republican unity tour with former rivals Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rob Maness will continue Saturday (Nov. 15) afternoon with a rally featuring the two of them, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. Maness drew 14 percent of the vote in the primary, and Cassidy needs that to defeat Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Though Palin and Robertson are sometimes controversial figures outside the most conservative circles, political observers believe Cassidy is doing the right thing by aligning himself with the right wing of the party to earn that support.LSU political scientist Robert Hogan said he...
  • Mary Landrieu and Miguel Estrada: Memory Time

    11/14/2014 7:48:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | James V. DeLong
    Current news reports say that Harry Reid will allow a vote on the Keystone Pipeline so that Mary Landrieu can register her support, and thus improve her chances in the December Senate election in Louisiana, even as the Democratic majority votes it down. The theory behind this move is the usual Democratic assumption that voters are dumb, and will not realize that the Senate vote is a charade, designed to fool them into believing that Landrieu actually supports Keystone and is not in cahoots with Harry Reid and the enviro-zealots and billionaires who back and bankroll the party.  (Even...
  • House passes Keystone XL bill

    11/14/2014 10:25:07 AM PST · by thackney · 39 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 14, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday as Senate supporters worked to line up 60 votes to send the measure to the White House. The 252-161 House vote came amid jockeying by two Louisiana lawmakers — Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu — to be seen winning authorization for the pipeline before voters decide which of them serves in the Senate next year. Cassidy said it’s past time for the United States to authorize Keystone XL, six years after Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. first asked for permits to construct the pipeline...
  • House passes bill to fast-track Keystone XL oil pipeline

    11/14/2014 10:29:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/14/2014 | Jake Miller
    The House of Representatives passed a bill expediting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday, thrusting Congress back into the debate over a long-stalled project lauded by proponents as a job creator and reviled by foes as an environmental disaster. The bill passed by a margin of 252 to 161. This is the ninth time the House has passed such a bill on the pipeline. The Senate has planned a vote on a similar proposal next Tuesday. The long-simmering debate over the pipeline's construction reached a sudden boil earlier this week when a group of lawmakers, led...
  • BREAKING: Keystone Pipeline Passes US House, 252 - 161

    11/14/2014 11:32:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    As expected, the US House of Representatives voted on and passed legislation today approving the Keystone XL Pipeline. This is the ninth time they have done so: The House on Friday voted 252 to 161 to approve a bill that would direct the federal government to move forward on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ahead of a vote scheduled for Tuesday in the Senate that could send the measure to President Obama’s desk. There is little chance that the votes will clear the way to construction of the long-fought, long-delayed pipeline, which would carry petroleum from the Canadian oil sands...
  • House.gov: Final Keystone House Vote Passes

    11/14/2014 12:04:36 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    House.Gov ^ | 14-November-2014
    FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 519 (Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic ; Independents underlined ) H R 5682 RECORDED VOTE 14-Nov-2014 12:52 PM QUESTION: On Passage BILL TITLE: To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline … … … … … 221 … 1 11 Democratic 31 161 … 9 Independent … … … … TOTALS 252 161 1 20 ---- AYES 252 --- Aderholt Amodei Bachmann Bachus Barr Barrow (GA) Benishek Bentivolio Bilirakis Bishop (GA) Bishop (UT) Black Blackburn Boustany Brady (PA) Brady (TX) Brat Bridenstine Brooks (AL) Brooks (IN) Broun (GA) Buchanan Bucshon Burgess Byrne Calvert Camp Capito...
  • 31 House Democrats join GOP in vote to approve Keystone

    11/14/2014 7:13:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On Friday, an overwhelming majority of House members passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) which approved construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline. By 252 to 161, the House opted to send the measure to the U.S. Senate, where it will face a vote from the upper chamber next week which could, for the first time, force the president to determine whether to approve or veto the oil transit route. 31 Democratic representatives voted with every Republican member of Congress save Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who voted present, to approve construction of the pipeline. It is an...
  • An Obama veto of Keystone XL could be pretty unpopular

    11/15/2014 7:33:34 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    President Obama is fond of telling Congress that it should pass things with the overwhelming support of the American people, including (among other things) comprehensive immigration reform, increasing the minimum wage, and increasing gun background checks. And yet, Obama could soon be in a position of vetoing something with a similar amount of support: the Keystone XL pipeline. Poll after poll has shown support for Keystone is somewhere between very strong and overwhelming. A Pew Research Center survey this month showed support for the project at nearly two-to-one, 59 percent to 31 percent. And that was about the lowest level...
  • Jim Inhofe: I Think Senate Can Override a Keystone Veto

    11/14/2014 12:36:36 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Joel Himelfarb
    According to Sen. Jim Inhofe, there may be enough Democratic votes to override President Barack Obama’s expected veto of legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Oklahoma Republican said that Democrats who survived their party's big defeat in the midterm elections want to keep their distance from the president — so much so that many of them would vote to override a possible veto on the pipeline. "After the beating the Democrats took, keep in mind we have another election coming up in 2016," Inhofe told WMAL Radio on Thursday, The Washington Free Beacon reported. "There are...
  • Senate showdown over Keystone after House gives giant pipeline the go-ahead

    11/14/2014 12:08:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11:50 AM EST, Fri November 14, 2014 | Francesca Chambers for MailOnline
    The House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation giving the makers of the Keystone pipeline the go-ahead to build the fourth and final section of the oil transportation system. Republicans have already sanctioned the construction of the XL portion of the pipeline eight times but today it passed language identical to a bill under consideration in the Senate by a vote of 252-161.The Democratically-controlled upper chamber has long declined to vote on the matter but had a change of heart on Wednesday after Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana begged her colleagues to immediately bring the legislation to the floor.
  • Landrieu Faces Lopsided Air War in Louisiana

    11/14/2014 1:04:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 14, 2014 | By MELINDA DESLATTE
    Republican Senate contender Bill Cassidy and his conservative allies have outspent endangered Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu by roughly a 180-to-1 margin on television since their campaign went into overtime. It was a reverse from earlier in the campaign, when Landrieu blanketed the airwaves and conservatives held onto their cash. No outside groups so far have come to Landrieu's aid, while GOP groups have ramped up their support of Cassidy.
  • Carrollton resident arrested after fatally shooting man he thought was bike thief: NOPD

    11/14/2014 8:22:32 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 55 replies
    Nola.com ^ | 11/13/14 | Naomi Martin
    A Carrollton area military veteran was arrested Thursday, hours after he shot and killed a man who he believed was stealing a bike in his front yard, New Orleans police said in an arrest warrant. Bradley Parvez, 31, who is also a former NOPD recruit, was booked on a charge of second-degree murder after police said he refused to provide a statement to detectives with his lawyer present. During a court appearance Thursday night, his bond was set at $250,000.
  • 'Louisiana Laugher': Bill Cassidy up by 16 in GOP internal poll over Mary Landrieu.

    11/14/2014 7:31:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Hard to say how credible this poll is, but all political observers following the Louisiana Senate runoff scheduled for December 6 agree that Republican Bill Cassidy has opened a significant lead over incumbent Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. One aspect in favor of this poll's accuracy is that Landrieu recieved 42% of the vote on election day and shows her support at 40% in this new poll. And if you combine Cassidy's 40% on election day with the other conservative Republican candidate Maness's 14%, the total is well within the margin of error of the new poll The Hill: Rep....
  • FLASHBACK: MIT analysis backs Obama (Gruber provided new ammunition Senate Dems)

    11/14/2014 5:20:55 AM PST · by maggief · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/28/09 | Mike Allen
    A new analysis by a leading MIT economist provides new ammunition for Democrats as the Senate begins formally debating the historic health-reform bill being pushed by President Barack Obama. The report concludes that under the Senate’s health-reform bill, Americans buying individual coverage will pay less than they do for today's typical individual market coverage, and would be protected from high out-of-pocket costs. So Democrats will argue that under the Senate bill, Americans would pay less for more. The new document arms Democrats with a response to the contention of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the bill would mean...
  • Diez Poll: Cassidy Has A 16 Point Lead On Landrieu

    11/13/2014 6:01:11 PM PST · by abb · 56 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 13, 2014 | Scott McKay
    We’ve talked in the past about John Diez, the Prairieville-based polling guru of Magellan Strategies Baton Rouge, and the solid reputation his firm has put togther among politicos around the state. What our readers might not know is that Diez, who did the internal polling for the Garret Graves campaign, had a frighteningly-accurate forecast of the 6th District race a week before election night. Diez had that race as follows: Edwards 29 (finished with 30) Graves 24 (finished with 27) Dietzel 13 (finished with 14) Claitor 10 (finished with 10) Whitney 6 (finished with 7) That’s what’s known as one...
  • Cassidy leads Landrieu in internal poll

    11/13/2014 5:57:19 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) has opened up a 16 point lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in their Louisiana Senate runoff, according to an internal poll conducted on behalf of the Cassidy campaign and obtained by The Hill. Cassidy takes 56.6 percent against Landrieu’s 40.5 percent in the poll conducted by Magellan Strategies. While internal polls should be viewed with some skepticism, it’s the first head-to-head poll to be released in the runoff period. The RealClearPolitics average of polls taken before Election Day showed Cassidy up by only 5 percent in the head-to-head matchup.
  • Sarah Palin, 'Duck Dynasty' to rally in Louisiana [Maness as well for Cassidy]

    11/13/2014 5:03:08 PM PST · by topher · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 13-November-2014 | By Ashley Killough,
    (CNN) -- As Rep. Bill Cassidy wages a runoff campaign against Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, he'll get some in-person support this weekend from Sarah Palin and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.