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Tonight on Washington Week: Obama Rejects Keystone, 270k Jobs Added in October and 2016 Politics

President Obama has rejected an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline because it would "not serve the national interest” or make a meaningful long-term contribution to the U.S. economy.  Environmentalists have strongly opposed the construction of a pipeline between Alberta, Canada, and Steele City, Nebraska, saying it would do irreparable damage to the environment. Coral Davenport of The New York Times will explain why the administration’s decision likely will not end the debate over the controversial project.

 

 

October hiring was the year's strongest bringing the unemployment rate down to 5 percent for the first time since April 2008. Employers added 271,000 jobs last month and boosted wages.  Eamon Javers of CNBC will explain why the robust jobs numbers will likely prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates before the end of the year.

 

 

 

 

Ahead of the fourth Republican debate next week, Donald Trump continues to slam his Republican presidential rivals.  New poll numbers show that he and Ben Carson are running neck and neck as the GOP frontrunners as questions emerge about claims made in Carson’s 1992 memoir.  Jeb Bush has launched what some are calling his "comeback tour" to energize his campaign while Marco Rubio secured the backing of influential billionaire who was being heavily courted by several GOP presidential candidates, including Bush.  Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of CNN will have the latest on the state of the 2016 presidential race.

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