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Obama Seeks More Oil Market Oversight

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Are gasoline prices rising in the United States because of illegal excess market speculation? The White House on Tuesday offered no evidence to support that hypothesis, but President Obama, worried about climbing prices at the pump, nevertheless urged lawmakers to adopt legislation he said would protect consumers and beef up the government's watchdog surveillance of oil trades.
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As Gas Prices Cast Cloud, Obama Calls for Scrutiny on Market

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With his re-election prospects influenced by the price of gasoline, President Obama on Tuesday demanded more “cops on the beat” to crack down on oil market manipulation, calling on Congress to bolster federal supervision of oil markets and to increase penalties for subverting markets.
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Obama Plays the Long Game on Gas Prices

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For the White House, the current gas prices wars are not about today's poll numbers. That's a losing proposition and top officials know it. When you're the "in" party when gas prices rise, you suffer. President Bush did in 2008 and so, by extension, did John McCain. When you're the "out" party, you pounce. That's what Sen. Barack Obama did before the Indiana primary against Hillary Clinton in 2008.
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Voice of the Voters: Louisiana Youth

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With gas prices on the rise, energy is becoming a dominant issue this presidential election. Heading into the Louisiana GOP primary, how do voters in the Bayou State balance the need to develop energy with environmentalism? How has the BP oil spill changed minds? Student Reporter Colby Wilson from Loyola University New Orleans explores these issues in our ongoing Voice of the Voters series.

March 16, 2012

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The killing of 16 civilians in Afghanistan, allegedly by a U.S. soldier, has further strained the relationship between the two countries. Plus, Rick Santorum won big in the South, yet Mitt Romney scored more delegates. And President Obama’s re-election campaign is in full swing. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post.

 

Obama Says There's No 'Silver Bullet' on Gas Prices

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President Obama launched a fiery defense of his energy policy Thursday amid growing pressure to stem rising gasoline prices, perhaps by releasing oil from the nation's emergency petroleum reserve. Obama avoided mentioning the Strategic Petroleum Reserve option, but acknowledged the pain Americans feel at the pump and mocked Republicans for "acting like 'We've got a magic wand and we will give you cheap gas forever.' "
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Gas Prices Sink Obama’s Ratings on Economy, Bring Parity to Race for White House

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Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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As Gas Prices Spike, Obama May Tap Oil Reserve

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Expectations are high that President Obama will tap the nation's oil reserves by this summer to respond to rising gasoline prices as he seeks a second term, according to analysts who stand on all sides of the question.
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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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April 22, 2011

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With gas prices on the rise, an S&P report lowering America's credit outlook, continuing debate over the deficit and a stalemate in Libya, President Obama’s approval numbers have declined just at the moment he launched his reelection campaign.  Joining Gwen tonight: David Wessel/Wall Street Journal; Coral Davenport/ National Journal; Dan Balz/ Washington Post and Martha Raddatz/ABC News.