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March 08, 2012

Obama Personally Lobbies Democrats To Kill Jobs And Reduce Oil Supply

Not surprisingly my headline is a little different from Politico's but I think it's more accurate.

President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.

The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.

He may lead from behind in matters of war and peace but if there's any chance some jobs might be created without federal subsidies or he won't be getting some campaign donations out of the deal, then he will personally lead the charge against it.


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