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  1. Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

    As promised, he did it without “drama or fanfare.” Still, the political theatrics sparked by President Obama’s veto — only his third — of the energy project seen by Republicans and some Democrats as a crucial jobs creator are only heating up. Environmental groups are planning marches against the pipeline, while the GOP-controlled Congress may try to attach its approval to other legislation. With an override unlikely, Obama’s pen stroke sets up the first of many veto battles expected in his remaining years.

    NYT, USA Today, Politico

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