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"Cool" Obama Returns GOP Fire on Gas Prices

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President Obama said Thursday in Miami that Republicans who want his job and others in Congress are not telling America the truth. Whether the president's complaints had merit was not the news. What was noteworthy was how the GOP assaults leveled at the president during the campaign -- and the pile-up of televised presidential debates -- are registering with Obama.
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As Santorum Seizes Social Issues, Romney Demurs

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Philosophical differences between the top two Republican presidential candidates are becoming starker as Rick Santorum drives harder on religious and social issues that Mitt Romney rarely discusses in detail.
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Mitt Romney Campaigns in Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN)

In Iran's Oil Gambit, EU Nations Have Much To Lose

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The Europeans are in the midst of their most serious economic crisis in 60 years, and now they're hearing it's not just their own fate they have to consider: The whole global economy hangs in the balance. The International Monetary Fund last week warned that if Europe's problems get any worse, it could push the entire world back into recession.
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Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline from Canada to Texas

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President Obama's rejection Wednesday of rapid approval of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas triggered Republican and business community objections but also signs from Obama and the pipeline company that the issue was far from over. Russ Girling, president of TransCanada, the pipeline's builder, said the company would reapply for permitting and asked for the application to be processed in time to get the pipeline online by 2014.
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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Allegedly Assassinated

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Death similar to recent ones linked to employees of enrichment facilities.

Iran Trumpets Nuclear Ability at a Second Location

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Iran’s top nuclear official announced this weekend that the country was on the verge of starting production at its second major uranium enrichment site, in a defiant declaration that its nuclear program would continue despite new international sanctions restricting its oil revenue. The announcement, made through official news media reports, came after a week of escalating confrontations between Washington and Tehran, including a threat that Iran would respond with military force if the United States tried to send an aircraft carrier strike group back into the Strait of Hormuz.

Iranian Oil Threat is Mostly Bluster, Say Observers

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Amid an escalating war of words between the United States and Iran over the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. and European officials on Wednesday expressed confidence that there was no imminent threat to the passageway through which some 40 percent of the world's seaborne oil travels daily. Instead, they said, the latest Iranian threat to close the route reflected Tehran's anger at the U.S. pledge to impose sanctions on its nuclear program that for the first time directly target Iran's oil exports, the source of some 80 percent of its government revenue.

Iran Threatens to Block Oil Shipments, as U.S. Prepares Sanctions

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A senior Iranian official on Tuesday delivered a sharp threat in response to economic sanctions being readied by the United States, saying his country would retaliate against any crackdown by blocking all oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital artery for transporting about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply.
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Obama Vows to Reject Bills Tying Payroll Tax to Pipeline

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President Obama said Wednesday he would oppose any congressional efforts to link extraneous matters to legislation he supports to extend the payroll tax holiday, which is set to expire Dec. 31. Obama's resistance, which he clarified falls short of an actual veto threat, was intended to thwart Republican efforts to mix one of the president's priorities with various but unrelated projects supported by conservatives -- for instance, a proposed oil pipeline that would extend 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, through the United States to coastal refineries in Texas.

"Better Buildings" Bring Obama, Bill Clinton Together Again

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They share a high regard for the secretary of state. They love policy conundrums, government, and being best-selling authors. They know firsthand that it's the economy, stupid. And on Friday, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton will join forces in Washington to tout "Better Buildings" as a public-private initiative that can save energy, money and create (even without new legislation) somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 jobs.