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Obama finds his veto pen
Obama finds his veto pen

With the Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, President Barack Obama has finally invoked his weapon of last resort against being run over by them, by vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline bill. After more than six years in office and having used the veto only twice before on procedural matters, Mr. Obama has dug it out to show his party's liberal wing that he is still faithful to it — at least on the issues of environmental protection and climate change. Technically, Mr. Obama based the latest veto on grounds the State Department has not completed its required review of the environmental and other impacts of the pipeline. Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts...

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