Former Clinton and Bush Cabinet Members, Now Oil and Gas Lobbyists, Expect Keystone XL Green Light

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 7:45 am

The Tar Sands Blockade of TransCanada Corporation’s “Keystone XL South” continues in Texas, but former members of the Clinton and George W. Bush cabinets believe the northern half will soon be green-lighted by President Barack Obama.

In a Nov. 13 conference call led by the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), an oil and gas industry front group, CEA Counsel John Northington said he believes a “Keystone XL North” rubber stamp is in the works by the Obama Administration.

“I think the Keystone will be approved in fairly short order by the administration,” Northington said on the call.


Late Night FDL: MN GOP Chair Tony Sutton, Still Sucking With Other People’s Money

By: Saturday October 29, 2011 8:00 pm

As regular readers of both FDL and Mercury Rising know, I’ve been following the ups and downs of Minnesota Republican Party chair Tony Sutton , and his money-handling difficulties, for some time now. And guess what? He’s in the news again — and as always, it’s about money, or the difficulties pertaining thereto. Bluestem Prairie’s Sally Jo Sorensen has the deets concerning possible Republican dissatisfaction with Sutton’s ham-fisted leadership and subpar money-handling.

Come Saturday Morning: The Sublime and the Ridiculous

By: Saturday August 20, 2011 6:30 am

Trying to decide what to talk about this fine morning, preferably something that hasn’t already been covered here on this website. Should it be Jerry Brown’s advocacy for high-speed rail, which may be a big part of what saves the state and the nation?

Should it be the looming scandal hinted at by the Rick Perry sex ad?

But then I decided that I’d stick closer to my home state of Minnesota, and talk about failed burrito baron Tony Sutton.

Kansas Secretary of State Has Election Issues of His Own

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 9:00 am

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach campaigned heavily last year on stopping voter fraud by illegal immigrants and manipulation of elections by “unscrupulous attorneys.” Fast forward to last Thursday, when the FEC accepted an audit of the Kansas Republican Party’s books during 2007 and 2008 that shows illegal contributions from businesses, misstatements of contributions and expenditures, and undisclosed expenses for delegates to the 2008 GOP national convention.

The head of the Kansas GOP at the time? Kris Kobach. Sounds like he really knew what he was talking about when it comes to unscrupulous attorneys trying to manipulate elections.

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