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What President Obama’s veto means for Keystone’s future

February 24, 2015
A bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was the first order of business for the Republican-led Congress this year, and today that bill was vetoed by President Obama. Gwen Ifill gets two views from Jeremy Symons of the Environmental Defense Fund and Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute.
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A Back-and-Forth View of the President’s Executive Power

February 25, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
For President Obama, this has been a week to guard his power. He went to court to defend his executive action on immigration while fighting an effort by lawmakers to reverse it. And he vetoed legislation that would have stripped him of his authority to decide the fate of the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline.
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Obama’s Keystone veto is only his third in six years. It won’t be his last.

February 25, 2015
Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson | The Washington Post
President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline legislation Tuesday within hours of its arrival on his desk. Few bills have arrived with such fanfare and died so quickly.
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President Obama’s war push faces rift with the left

February 23, 2015
Manu Raju, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
Democrats say they won’t support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.
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White House targets conflict of interest?

February 23, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
President Obama wants to toughen disclosure rules for financial advisors working with retirement money, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

Countering Violent Extremism as ISIS Threat Expands; Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Immigration Action; Jeb Bush Distinguishes Himself from Presidential Relatives

February 20, 2015
ISIS reaches Africa; Obama's executive action on immigration halted; Jeb Bush says he's his "own man"
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On Terror, Gentle Hand or Iron Fist

February 20, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
As he sought to rally the world behind a renewed attack on terrorism, President Obama argued on Thursday that force of arms was not enough and called on all nations to “put an end to the cycle of hate” by expanding human rights, religious tolerance and peaceful dialogue.
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Obama’s Economic Report Focuses on Income Inequality

February 20, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
President Obama on Thursday stepped up his efforts to define which economic problems need urgent attention — and what kind of attention would work — if not under his administration, then the next.
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Barack Obama’s 'extremism' language irks both sides

February 19, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Barack Obama’s summit on violent extremism has come under fire from conservatives who are bashing his reluctance to use the words “Islam” and “Muslim” to describe the threat from terror groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
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