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- Sen. Mary Landrieu's last-ditch effort to pass a bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline fell one vote short of the 60 needed following an all-day debate Tuesday that touched both on the merits of the pipeline and Louisiana's Dec. 6 Senate election.
The final vote was 59-41.
Some viewed the vote as a last-ditch chance for Democrat Landrieu to close a gap with the favorite to win the run off -- Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge. And Republicans were quick to say the defeat showed that Landrieu clout falls far short of what she's been telling voters.NOL
Constitution Corner: Georgetown Law Professor and card-carrying Obamunist Jonathan Turley on the Obama Tyranny, and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on A-G nominee Loretta Lynch's endorsement of it and why her nomination must be defeated, and Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore strikes Christophobic judicial tyranny again; 5-year-old girl killed by "mysterious" vaccine-resistant flu; Health official says "mysterious" measles outbreak came from "overseas"; "Violence and brawling have become a regular way of life for the people of Ferguson, Missouii"; Mexican peso and Brazilian real collapsinng; Fading majority of Americans still reject amnesty; Venezuela's self-inflicted socialist misery; Russian war against Ukraine rages on; California DMV ordered to overlook identity theft by illegal aliens; Islamic Fundamentalism on the march from Saudi Arabia to Libya to right here in Obamerikastan; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Muslim immigration: "It's not immigration, it's invasion"; Democrats stand with Islam against Christians and Jews; Barack Obama's ongoing attempt to overthrow Benjamin Netanyahu; The high cost of the Obamidency in jobs, wealth, and freedom; Pentagon tapes reveal Democrats' intentions regarding Benghazi, Libya, Gadhafi; Mitt Romney bows out, Scott Walker emerges; the 114th Congress fires it's first salvo at The One, and its name is Keystone XL; and JASmius eats some crow that isn't so delicious.
President Obama vetoed Keystone XL - but there are still plenty of dangers from other, smaller pipelines and oil trains that pass through our communities. What we lack is a comprehensive energy policy that would take us off oil, says MOMocrat Karoli -- although we've started to make some progress over the last six years of the Obama Administration.
Also: Net neutrality, Scott Walker's Wisconsin "Freedom to Work" law, and another GOP lawmaker making laws that restrict women's rights to reproductive healthcare -- who doesn't seem to have a clue about female anatomy.
Chapter 1: Farm Bill and Food Stamps
Another fight concerning the Farm Bill has erupted over reapplying more stringent work standards for those receiving food stamps. In particular, those designated able-bodied and work capable individuals between the ages of 16 and 59 are expected to either work or perform some kind of job training while they receive assistance. Those requirements have been largely relaxed since the beginning of the recession, but now some legislators want to bring them back calling it a fair deal for those who receive assistance for a longer period of time. However, critics of the suggestion note that, despite the improvement of the economy overall, the unemployment rate has not significant decreased and many who rely on the assistance still lack jobs. We talk to Rachel Van Dongen , Congressional Editor for POLITICO.
Chapter 2: Supreme Court to Consider Whether Government Can Withhold Funding from Anti-HIV Organizations that Promote Legalizing Prostitution
The United States Supreme Court today heard the case of USAID v. Alliance for an Open Society, in which they are being asked to decide whether the federal government can refuse funding to non-profits that promote strategies they disagree with. In 2003 Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act which included language that would rescind funding from organizations that promote the legalization of prostitution as a way of curbing HIV-infections. Such organizations filed suit claim this is essentially censorship, a ban of their right to free speech. We talk to Megan Brown, a Partner at Wiley Rein who wrote a brief on behalf of the Rutherford Institute.
Chapter 3: Update on the Keystone XL Pipeline
We talk to Joe Duggan, Reporter with Omaha World-Herald
Are you interested in knowing the facts about the Keystone XL pipeline? Well, depending on the source, the “facts” vary wildly. Proponents tout the Alberta tar sands as the new Saudi Arabia, claim that the Keystone pipeline will bring 100,000 jobs and help get the US off of foreign oil. Critics, on the other hand, say the jobs are more like under 50, that all the oil will be exported, that tar sands crude is highly prone to spills, and that this project would endanger pristine wildlife habitats. So who is right? This week on Sea Change Radio we hear from longtime Washington Post energy correspondent Steven Mufson who has recently completed a book
Today on Independent Underground Radio LIVE we'll discuss the following topics: *President Obama will give the "State of the Union" speech tonight. What will he said about the GOP threats of sequester? What about drone issue, climate change or gun control? Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is set to give the "Tea Party" response but the tea party is dead in the water, so what will he say? *February 17, thousands of Americans will head to Washington, D.C. to make Forward on Climate the largest climate rally in history and to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline. We'll review this upcoming rally.
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Join Positive about Change show host Kathryn Yarborough as she chats with Flowing with Change professional member Karen Riberio about why you should care about the Keystone XL pipeline. She'll share details of Sunday's historic Climate Rally in DC. To find out more about Flowing with Change go to http://FlowingWithChange.com or to connect with Kathryn on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/FlowingWithChange.
To connect with Karen, visit her website at http://www.innerfortune.com/.
Tonight on Green Talk Live & More, Chef Moses and Chef Rivera will be discussing the History of the XL pipeline story and its impact on cities in the U.S.. The Chefs will also be giving updates on Protesting, Lobbying, and Activism. It's going down tonight, and as always, the Chefs are gonna drop some knowledge and leave some insight, there's no question. For those of you who are conscious thinkers, this is where you need to be; "Green Talk Live" on "It's Real Talk Radio" tonight at 7PM Eastern Standard Time.
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The so called "GOP controlled Senate" took another 'whup'n' with it's failure to override Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline. How did this failure happen? Is the pipeline plugged or is there still a chance to move this project forward?
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has definitely left the ACA (aka Obamacare) "In the Pickle Barrel". Do not expect a quick answer on this very important ruling. When and how will SCOTUS finally address this issue?
A Discussion of Libertarian Politics in Delaware and Across the Nation, with a Little Bit of Music Thrown In, Just for Fun.
Executive Action on Immigration
Keystone XL Pipeline
Iran Nuclear Negotiations
by Jim's Big Ego
The Story Behind This Song
We Go Down Fighting
by The Suicide Denial
Podsafe music courtesy of Music Alley
Mitt Romney did the Elmos a favor in the worst way possible. Who quits because they could have won? Was he ever really considering running?
Obama suggest that we spend more now that our deficits are so ... um .... low and America is doing ... um .... better. He has waited his WHOLE presidency to tax and spend like his fellow liberal brethren and he has but two years left and LOTS of catching up to do.
The Smurfs say Koch spending plans are only going to fire up their base. Does anyone believe them? Didn't Prince Harry already make the Koch brothers his whipping boys last year. How did that work out? So much for retooling their message.
Finally, The Keystone XL Pipeline passes the Senate in bipartisan fashion. Expect quick House passage of the Senate changes and a prompt veto from you know who.
All this and more on this episode of Jump Right In With Splash.
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