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GOP Led Congress to Approve Keystone Bill

Which congressman Kevin Cramer believes “will contribute thousands of jobs to the national economy and further our push toward national energy security” (Fox News).  Next up:  Obama’s Climate Change Rules (AP).  And then there’s this:  House Republicans will hold a vote this week to change Obamacare’s definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to the traditional 40, setting up an early test to see how many Democrats are willing to buck President Obama and his signature overhaul now that they are in the minority (Washington Times).  From the Wall Street Journal:  …if they’re smart and even-keeled, Republicans can build on the fillip of public goodwill they’ve gained since the election and show they deserve to be a governing majority (WSJ).

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Cuba May Not Follow Through with Alleged Promise to Obama

From the story, regarding the prisoners Cuba is to release:  Bottom line: The U.S. government cannot confirm that they have been released and is not certain they’re going to be released, even though the three Cuban spies have already been returned (WSJ)

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The Forgotten Surge: Police Deaths in 2014

Noted at the funeral of one of the assassinated New York policemen (Fox News).  As they did at the other funeral, policemen attending turned their backs when the mayor spoke (AP). Instead of attending either funeral, Obama was vacationing with rock stars (UPI).

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Obama’s Approval Rating at 43% for December

A new Zogby poll shows that Obama is losing touch with key sub-groups, and his positive ratings among Democrats and liberals have slipped a bit too (Forbes). Gallup has Obama’s approval rating at 47% (Gallup). Also according to Gallup, an average of 23% of Americans in 2014 were satisfied with the way things were going in the U.S. (Gallup).

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