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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Doc Hastings
Wielding his pen again, President Obama signed an executive order Tuesday to set aside public lands in California for a national monument, bypassing the Democratic-controlled Senate in the process.
When the Interior Department released its five-year plan for our nation's offshore energy resources late last month, it revealed that President Obama's "all of the above" energy strategy excludes new areas for offshore natural gas and oil.
House Republicans voted Wednesday to authorize congressional subpoenas demanding the Obama administration turn over documents it has refused to turn over in two investigations, including one looking at the post-Gulf of Mexico drilling moratorium.
Countering President Obama's claim that he's doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production, a top House Republican Thursday released data from the Energy Department showing that fossil fuel production on federal lands has fallen since Mr. Obama took office.
On Capitol Hill, new House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, Washington state Republican, told the Wall Street Journal last month that the department "has zero authority to withdraw the [Yucca Mountain] license application."
"The president is finally admitting what Republicans have known all along — that increasing the supply of American energy will help lower prices and create jobs," Chairman Doc Hastings said. "One weekend address announcing minor policy tinkering, while positive, does not erase the administration's long job-destroying record of locking up America's energy resources."