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Jan 31, 2014

Keystone pipeline review looming, likely to show little climate risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department is poised to issue an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that will likely say the project will not appreciably increase carbon emissions, sources said late Thursday, forcing President Barack Obama closer to a tough decision.

Rumors swept through Washington late Thursday that the long-delayed review of the 1,179-mile (1,900-km) pipeline to bring oil from Canada to Nebraska would finally be released as soon as Friday.

Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014

On policy tour, Obama pledges to revamp job training

By Jeff Mason

WAUKESHA, Wisc. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama promised to overhaul federal jobs training programs on Thursday on the second leg of a tour intended to highlight his proposals to improve the fortunes of low- and middle-income Americans.

Obama traveled to Wisconsin to discuss the efforts to ensure training programs match up with the demand for jobs as part of a trip that will also include a stop in Tennessee to discuss education.

Jan 30, 2014
Jan 30, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 29, 2014

Obama hitting the road to sell minimum wage, savings proposals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Wednesday will highlight the theme of income disparity by visiting a Maryland big-box wholesaler and a steel plant in a depressed corner of Pennsylvania a day after launching a renewed push to raise the federal minimum wage.

In a symbolic trip hours after giving his annual State of the Union address, Obama will seek to raise momentum for his proposals to lift workers’ incomes and make it easier for Americans to put money away for retirement.

Jan 29, 2014
    • About Jeff

      "Jeff Mason has covered the White House since 2009 and was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He joined Reuters in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and German business news. He then spent 3 1/2 years in Brussels, Belgium covering the European Union with a focus on climate change and energy policy. He moved to Washington in 2008 to cover the historic primaries and presidential race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and Canada's CBC. He is a graduate of ..."
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      2000
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