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    Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

    The United States Senate on Thursday passed a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The measure now faces presidential veto.Final approval for the pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada's tar sands to the U.S. Gulf coast energy hub, rests with President Barack Obama because it crosses an international border. Obama threatened to veto the bill if the Senate approved it earlier this month.


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    As expected it passes the Senate. Now its gonna get a veto and go back. Its gonna easily overcome the 2/3 requirement in the House the big question remains will it overcome the 2/3 in the Senate?


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    Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CAPPI

    I apologize if someone else has posted this but it is huge. Lets see if Obama will veto this.

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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Obama won't veto this because he's a wimp.

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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Obama won't veto this because he's a wimp.
    While true BO peep is a wimp and was born to be one.....WH spokes person. Joaaaaash says BO will Veto. But it was good to know which Democrats sided against BO. Hope BO remembers this when it comes to Iran.....where his Veto wont mean ****. But he will look like a piece of one, afterwards.


    UPDATE: National Journal reports: Here are nine the Senate Democrats who voted for Keystone:

    1. Michael Bennet, Colo.

    2. Thomas Carper, Del.

    3. Robert Casey, Pa.

    4. Joe Donnelly, Ind.

    5. Heidi Heitkamp, N.D.

    6. Joe Manchin, W. Va.

    7. Claire McCaskill, Mo.

    8. Jon Tester, Mont.

    9. Mark Warner, Va.

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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    He's already said he will veto. This is short-lived. Sorry NP.
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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    He's already said he will veto. This is short-lived. Sorry NP.
    Its still a defeat for BO Peep as he thought it would be blocked. Thought he could brow beat some Demos. Finally there were 9 of them that stood up for the people rather than carry BO's water.

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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    He's already said he will veto. This is short-lived. Sorry NP.
    Repubs win either way. If BHO signs it he angers his environmentalist base and hands the Repubs a nice win. If he vetoes it he hands the Repubs a powerful issue for 2016.
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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Repubs win either way. If BHO signs it he angers his environmentalist base and hands the Repubs a nice win. If he vetoes it he hands the Repubs a powerful issue for 2016.
    Why would the veto be a win for republicans? Obama is not on the ballot in 2016.
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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Why would the veto be a win for republicans? Obama is not on the ballot in 2016.
    Because they can force the Dem candidate to either stick with BHO's decision and get hammered as anti-growth and anti-jobs, or abandon BHO's decision and turn off the environmental base. It's a great wedge issue for the Repubs. I would not be surprised if Repubs are hoping for a veto.
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    Re: Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline Associated Press By DINA CA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Repubs win either way. If BHO signs it he angers his environmentalist base and hands the Repubs a nice win. If he vetoes it he hands the Repubs a powerful issue for 2016.
    It's way too early for any non-catastrophic issue to have much effect on the 2016 election.
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