Daily Archives: November 7, 2015

Obama: Keystone XL wouldn’t serve national interest


PBS NewsHour

Published on Nov 6, 2015

After years of consideration, President Obama formally rejected TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline application, which would have permitted oil from Canada’s tar sands to flow to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. Though the company and many Republican lawmakers argued it would benefit the economy, Mr. Obama said the project wasn’t in line with efforts to combat climate change. Judy Woodruff reports.

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Obama Kills Keystone XL Pipeline For Good

The Young Turks

Published on Nov 6, 2015

President Obama announced earlier today that the Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected. Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola (Think Tank), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show Podcast), and Mark Thompson, hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, killing the long-stalled project to bring oil from the Canadian tar sands to Texas.

“The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interests of the United States,” Obama said. “I agree.”

The announcement, during which the president was flanked by John Kerry, his secretary of state, and Vice President Joe Biden, is the culmination of years of debate—much of it rancorous—over the Canadian company TransCanada’s proposed 1,661-mile pipeline. On Thursday, the State Department rejected TransCanada’s request to put a review of the project on hold until a dispute in Nebraska over the project’s proposed route was resolved.

The State Department, which had final say because the project crossed an international border, had been reviewing the pipeline for more than six years, working to determine whether it was in the national interest. Congressional Republicans had tried—unsuccessfully—this year to circumvent that process and grant the project a permit immediately. Friday’s decision effectively kills all those efforts.”*

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What’s the impact of Obama’s Keystone pipeline decision?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Nov 6, 2015

What do lawmakers think of President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline? Judy Woodruff gets thoughts on the economic, environmental and political fallout from Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

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House passes billion-dollar transportation bill


PBS NewsHour

Published on Nov 7, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to pass a multi-year transportation bill that would authorize federal spending of up to $325 billion on road, bridge and rail transit projects for six years, though final provisions are subject to negotiations with the Senate. USA Today’s Bart Jansen joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

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Carter: Russia, China May Threaten Global Order


Associated Press

Published on Nov 7, 2015

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Saturday accused Russia of endangering world order, citing its incursions in Ukraine and loose talk about nuclear weapons, and said the U.S. is searching for creative ways to deter Russian aggression. (Nov. 7)

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Report: U.S. Military Spends Millions on “Paid-For Patriotism”

5 November 2015

Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain have released a report showing how the U.S. military has spent millions of dollars paying the NFL and other sports leagues for “paid-for patriotism” events and ceremonies. The report documents $6.8 million worth of agreements between branches of the armed forces and sports leagues over the last four years. But it says this amount is only a sliver of the $53 million the military spent on advertising with sports teams during that time.

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NYPD Arrests 50 at Rally for CUNY Professors

5 November 2015

Police arrested more than 50 professors and their supporters during a rally for faculty on Wednesday in New York City. Protesters blocked the doors of the administrative offices of the City University of New York in Manhattan in protest of their lack of a contract and low wages. CUNY professors say they have not had a contract since 2010 and have not received raises in six years.

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Naomi Klein – March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate Launch


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Published on May 27, 2015

This Changes Everything Author, Naomi Klein, speaking at the launch rally for the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on May 21st in Toronto.

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Jerry Dias – March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate Launch


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Published on May 27, 2015

UNIFOR President Jerry Dias speaking at the launch rally for the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on May 21st in Toronto.

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Syed Hussan – March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate Launch


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Published on May 27, 2015

No One Is Illegal organizer Syed Hussan speaking at the launch rally for the March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate on May 21st in Toronto.

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