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Six small shopkeepers are big losers in CFPB headquarters building renovation

washingtonexaminer.com — Federal officials have ignored six small businesses on the ground floor next to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters, refusing to share information about the building's renovation or the future of their shops. The shopkeepers' fears are warranted, because CFPB's renovation blueprints assume the businesses will be forced to leave in the bureau's $136 million project.
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Obama administration delays Keystone XL decision, potentially until after Nov. elections

washingtonexaminer.com — The Obama administration is extending the agency review period for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, potentially delaying an eventual decision until after the November elections -- sparing President Obama a tough political decision in the process. State Department officials cited ongoing litigation regarding the pipeline's path through Nebraska as the reason for allowing more time to comment.

House Republicans want documents on electric grid security from regulators

washingtonexaminer.com — House Republicans are adding their voices to a growing number of lawmakers concerned about federal regulators' management of sensitive information about the electric grid. Capitol Hill has been buzzing about how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission protects certain information following a Wall Street Journal story that, citing an agency analysis, said coordinated attacks at nine key substations could cause coast-to-coast blackouts for weeks, even months.

Study: CBS, ABC, NBC have a 'War on Easter'

washingtonexaminer.com — A three-year study of how network news refers to "Easter" reveals that by a margin of 500-56, reports that mention the word or "Easter season" choose a secular path linking it to candy Peeps, frilly clothes and cocktails over Christ's resurrection.

Obama: 'The repeal debate is and should be over'

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama declared an end to the debate about Obamacare, even as Republicans gear up to retake the Senate on a platform built around repealing the law. The repeal debate is and should be over, Obama told reporters Thursday.
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Congressional Budget Office: Obama budget wouldn't put debt on downward path

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama's budget would not place the federal debt on a downward path over the next 10 years, according to projections released by the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday.
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Obama: GOP going through 'stages of grief' over Obamacare

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama mocked Republican opponents of his health care law on Thursday, saying that they were going through the "stages of grief" and that critics should accept that the law is here to stay. "I recognize that their party is going through, you know, the stages of grief, right?," said Obama during a press briefing at the White House.

Obama says he had 'very pleasant conversation' with Eric Cantor

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama on Thursday said that he had a "very pleasant conversation" with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., a day after the House Majority Leader slammed him after a phone call where they discussed immigration reform. "I actually had a very pleasant conversation with Mr. Cantor yesterday.
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Tom Steyer plans to back anti-Keystone XL lawmakers

washingtonexaminer.com — Billionaire San Francisco climate activist Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC will back vulnerable lawmakers who oppose the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, he said in a Thursday letter.