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  • ** FILE ** Work has begun on the Keystone XL Pipeline near Winona, Texas, but whether it will ever carry oil sands from central Canada to Gulf Coast refineries awaits a decision by President Obama. (Tyler [Texas] Morning Telegraph via Associated Press)

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  • President Obama has nominated Norman C. Bay for a promotion as one of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's five powerful commissioners. (FERC)

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  • "We believe this bill will increase the protection of children" and help ensure that parents raise children, not governments, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat and lead sponsor of the Children in Families First Act (CHIFF) in the Senate, said Tuesday. (associated press)

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  • Sen. Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, one of the Senate's most endangered Democrats, was the lead sponsor of the energy bill that included the pipeline. (Associated Press)

    Push for Keystone vote puts Senate Democrats in a bind in election year

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  • Red-state Democrats blast latest Keystone delay

    The Obama administration's latest Keystone pipeline delay had barely been announced late last week when red-state Democrats began to howl, calling the move everything from ridiculous to irresponsible and vowing to explore ways to force President Obama's hand.

  • Landrieu to tour Port of New Orleans

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  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leaves the floor of the Senate after skirmishing with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., over the Affordable Care Act, popularly know as "Obamacare," at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. Ted Cruz's talkathon mostly a spectacle

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  • John D. Rockefeller IV (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, flanked by Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Michael R. Bromwich (center) and Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland, visits Louisiana on Monday, Nov 22, 2010. He promised to work with the oil and gas industry and to "ensure that everyone understands the rules of the road." (Associated Press)

    Salazar galls lawmakers from Gulf states

    A much-anticipated meeting to smooth over tensions between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the drilling industry appeared to falter Monday as oil and gas executives, joined by Gulf state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, described Mr. Salazar's visit to Houma, La., as all talk and little action.

  • Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (right), accompanied by Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, speaks before the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    BP, feds in talks over spill fines

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