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    Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    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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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    It's still ****ed up that 59 votes doesn't mean something is passed, no matter what the issue.
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    stupid hill to die on. could have traded it for wind farm funding, or used it as a bargaining chip for something else.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's still ****ed up that 59 votes doesn't mean something is passed, no matter what the issue.
    The Senate's purpose to ensure that nothing too useful gets done.
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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    stupid hill to die on. could have traded it for wind farm funding, or used it as a bargaining chip for something else.
    Wind farm funding isn't hurting for cash. The wind industry only exists because of green welfare. How about we support an industry that can actually stand on it's own feet? What's wrong with that?
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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

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    It's still ****ed up that 59 votes doesn't mean something is passed, no matter what the issue.
    disagree
    if it is a proposal for which 60% of a deciding party cannot come to agreement on, it's probably best for the nation not to proceed in that direction. same reasoning i believe tells us that two-thirds in agreement are requirement for major issues such as amendments and impeachment
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    If they named it the Obama Pipeline, it would have passed.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's still ****ed up that 59 votes doesn't mean something is passed, no matter what the issue.
    the senate writes its own rules, if republicans wish to lower it down to 51 votes needed to pass legislation, they can do it when they enter office.

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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.
    the orginal purpose of the senate is to place a check on federal power, and the block collective legislation of the house.

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    Re: Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How about we support an industry that can actually stand on it's own feet? What's wrong with that?
    I don't know, why do we give billions to the oil industry?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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