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The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. 

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. 

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"It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen.

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The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. 

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. 

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"It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen.

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The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. 

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. 

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"It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen.

Published in US NEWS

The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend that it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. 

Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the pipeline approved, slammed the administration for the delay. 

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"It's absolutely ridiculous that this well over five year long process is continuing for an undetermined amount of time," Sen.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu in her campaign ad, left, and at a congressional hearing.landrieu for senate/ us senate committee on energy and natural resources

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing criticism after she reenacted a Senate hearing for a campaign ad -- while also fixing a flub from her original remarks.

Landrieu’s ad, titled “Will Not Rest,” appears at first glance to feature footage of the senator passionately arguing for increased oil and gas revenue sharing during a Hill hearing.

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Now, which administration might that be? Obviously, it's the Democratic president whom Landrieu -- as Republicans never tire of pointing out -- has supported in 95-plus percent of her votes in the Senate.

The ad touts Landrieu's stand against efforts to stop offshore drilling -- a huge part of coastal Louisiana's economy. "Nothing about this moratorium makes sense," she says in the ad, referring to a proposed Obama administration cessation of offshore drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill.

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Faced with a daunting reelection battle in traditionally red Louisiana, Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in a new campaign ad drives a wedge between President Obama's energy policies and her own work as chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

"The administration's policies are simply wrong on oil and gas production in this nation," Landrieu says during a clip in the minute-long spot. Plugging Landrieu's chairmanship of the committee, a narrator in the ad says she holds "the most powerful position in the Senate" for the Pelican State, whose economy is heavily energy-reliant.

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Apr 15, 2014 3:41pm

A new campaign ad from Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is drawing criticism from some conservative groups for using re-enactments of statements that the senator made in an Energy Committee hearing last year.

But Landrieu’s campaign is defending the re-enactments as necessary to avoid breaking rules that forbid the use of footage shot by Senate cameras.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, chair of the Senate's Energy Committee, has long pushed for President Obama to expand offshore oil and gas drilling—which he supported before the BP oil spill but has since walked back on—and now she says he's 'simply wrong'

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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill April 1, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
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Sen. Mary Landrieu, (D., La.), in a new ad  for her re-election campaign, distances herself from the Obama administration while touting her Washington insider cred that has led to her chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

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