Republicans Avoiding Payroll Tax Cut/UI Bill for Keystone XL Poison Pill

By: Monday January 30, 2012 7:35 am

The House GOP caucus definitely wants to try to force the issue on the Keystone XL pipeline with another vote. What’s not yet clear is where they want to place the rider. If they choose to attach it to payroll tax cut/UI legislation, that’s an indicator that they really want it to pass. If not, [...]

Occupy Des Moines Protesters Take Over Obama HQ, Iowa Democratic Party HQ

By: Monday December 19, 2011 12:57 pm

A unique pressure campaign has been playing out in Iowa, where the group Occupy Des Moines and other progressive groups briefly took over both the Obama for America and the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, just as the media spotlight descends on the city two weeks before the caucuses. Occupy Des Moines, in conjunction with Veterans [...]

Pipeline Purchase, Re-Routing Likely to Succeed in Getting Tar Sands Oil to Market

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 9:53 am

Enbridge, a competitor to TransCanada, announced plans to purchase a controlling interest in an existing pipeline that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Cushing, Oklahoma, and to reverse it, in an effort to transport tar sands oil to Gulf Coast refineries. The plan would do part of what the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would [...]

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