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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    the orginal purpose of the senate is to place a check on federal power, and the block collective legislation of the house.
    Yeah, that's what I said!
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The Senate's purpose to ensure that nothing too useful gets done.
    I think they wrote that into the Constitution.
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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I don't know, why do we give billions to the oil industry?
    We don't give $billions, they just don't pay $billions.
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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Keep digging your own graves for 2016 Democrats. I love it.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I don't know, why do we give billions to the oil industry?
    The bigger question is: why do you still believe that?
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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    We don't give $billions, they just don't pay $billions.
    Preferential tax breaks are still picking winners and losers.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Preferential tax breaks are still picking winners and losers.
    what is the earned income tax credit?

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yeah, that's what I said!
    the senate is not run on its original principle, but instead lobbying, greed, and power

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    This issue is dead until the next Congress in sworn in. Will Obama Veto the legislation or sign it?

    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday defeated a bill, 59 to 41, that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rebuffing a Democratic colleague, Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, who had hoped to muscle the legislation through in advance of her uphill runoff election fight back home.

    Forty Democrats and Angus King, independent of Maine, voted against the bill, with just 14 Democrats joining all 45 Republicans in support of the oil pipeline.

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    Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline
    Greetings, pbrauer.

    I had read the breaking news about this on Yahoo earlier, but they didn't give the vote tally. Thanks for the update - that was nail biting close, and probably very disappointing for Mary Landrieu. The unions seemed to be behind approving the Pipeline, so I don't know if the President will veto it if it comes back again in January.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    That would be the same method the GOP used the last four years to filibuster the Democrats, even on GOP ideas.
    Not to mention the months Franken was refused his seat in 2009 and when Kennedy's seat was lost to Brown in the 2009 term.
    Filibusters are a two-sided coin .

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    It's still ****ed up that 59 votes doesn't mean something is passed, no matter what the issue.
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