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President Trump endorses Kevin Cramer for Senate seat

President Donald Trump endorsed Congressman Kevin Cramer in his bid for U.S. Senate, according to Kevin Cramer’s office. “I am deeply honored to have earned President Trump’s endorsement for my Senate campaign,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer. “President Trump has had a huge impact on North Dakota in many ways and continuing this work for the benefit of my constituents is ...

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Senate approves wide-ranging energy bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. Senators backed the measure, 85 to 12, the first ambitious energy bill approved by the Senate in nearly a decade. The bill would boost renewables such ...

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Ex-Green Party hopeful gets 4-day sentence for sit-in

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — An ex-Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate who was convicted of illegally protesting a new oil pipeline will spend four days in jail on probation violations. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports Christopher Wahmhoff received the sentence Monday in a Calhoun County courtroom. He pleaded guilty to the violations after authorities said he hadn’t paid restitution ...

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US senate committee probes pipeline safety after oil spills

BILLINGS, Mont. — A U.S. Senate committee is holding a field hearing on pipeline safety following spills that fouled a Montana river and the coast of Southern California. Senators are examining whether the government has enough safety inspectors to manage a boom in U.S. energy production that’s led to a rise in oil pipeline accidents after years of declines. More ...

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Barack Obama, Keystone

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday swiftly delivered on his vow to veto a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period. The Senate received Obama’s veto message and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to overturn the veto ...

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Editorial: Obama should sign Keystone Pipeline bill

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to follow the House in authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Amendments remain to be worked out with the House, but a compromise version is expected to reach President Obama’s desk as soon as next week. And Obama, who has appealed to Republicans to work with him — including on infrastructure, beyond this one ...

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At long last, the Senate reaches a Keystone XL vote


The United States Senate voted Tuesday evening to kill the Keystone XL pipeline measure with a final vote count of 59 in favor to 41 opposed. The senate began the six hour debate on bill S. 2280 early Tuesday morning. Sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), the vote would approve the construction of the Keystone ...

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Jindal confirms he may run for president in 2016

Bobby Jindal has announced that the only greater public office he wishes to occupy in the future is President of the United States. According to Mark Ballard for The Advocate, it’s the Oval Office or no national office at all for Louisiana’s current governor. Jindal specified that he would not seek office in the Senate nor the House. Jindal has ...

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