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Jan 27, 2014

Analysis: Politics, legacy loom over Obama decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will lay out an agenda on jobs, the economy and the environment during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

But he is unlikely to mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a politically charged project that could shape his legacy in each area.

Jan 27, 2014

Politics, legacy loom over Obama decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will
lay out an agenda on jobs, the economy and the environment
during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

But he is unlikely to mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline,
a politically charged project that could shape his legacy in
each area.

Jan 27, 2014

Politics, legacy loom over Obama decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will
lay out an agenda on jobs, the economy and the environment
during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.

But he is unlikely to mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline,
a politically charged project that could shape his legacy in
each area.

Jan 26, 2014

Republicans decry Obama plans to bypass Congress to advance agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to bypass Congress this year with executive orders to advance his policy agenda received a cold reaction on Sunday from Republican leaders, who accused the White House of arrogance and sidestepping the political process.

Obama and his advisers have signaled for weeks that the president would take a more active role in using his pen and phone to sign orders that do not require lawmaker approval and cajole others to back his priorities.

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      "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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