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Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...Legislative efforts on climate change were declared dead, and environmentalists began shifting their focus onto the executive branch, seizing on Keystone as a place to make their stand.As environmentalists staged protests, Keystone transformed...
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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...revisit his decision in a week, giving the deputy clerks time to comply with his order."The legislative and executive branches do have the ability to make changes," Bunning said earlier in the hearing. "It's not this court's job to...
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My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government Paul does not enrich the Alaska family, even if it's politically expedient.We have no desire to sue the executive branch and would rather spend our time listening to Alaskans than arguing in court. But the governor has left us no choice...
Protest erupts during World Indigenous Games in Brazil

...surviving tribes.The proposed constitutional amendment would transfer the right to demarcate indigenous lands from the executive branch to Brazil's Congress, which is heavily influenced by the big agriculture lobby that has fought against indigenous...
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European data sharing pact with US ruled invalid results links to content that they find offensive or inappropriate.The European Commission, the EU's executive branch, has tried to revise the "safe harbor" agreement over the past two years and expects Tuesday's ruling will support...
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Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

...last month.The White House opposes both bills, saying a decision on whether to end the ban should be made by the executive branch."Congress should be focusing on meeting America's clean energy needs and our transition to a low-carbon economy...
Obama supports expanded icebreaker fleet This may be where the president's support can be most helpful. As the man at the top of the ladder in the executive branch, President Obama would be wise to give direction as to where he would like to see icebreaker funding come from...
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...skeptical of his attempts to raise revenue, (when the executive branch demonstrates that it simply can't help itself...many, this insertion essentially admits that the executive branch knew it didn't have authority for unilateral expansion...
Munoz: Juneau can host next special session to a rough start with Gov. Bill Walker's administration taking charge and replacing many of the upper level executive branch officials. With that, she said, came uncertainty about projects that some Alaskans had long been pushing for...
Appeals Court: Judge improperly nixed assault plea

...the State's decision to litigate these aggravating factors, or to refrain from litigating them, should be categorized as a charging decision - a decision that is left to the sole discretion of the executive branch," the judges said.


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