Keystone’s big mystery: What will John Kerry do?
By ANDREW RESTUCCIA | 1/31/14 3:54 PM EST Updated: 1/31/14 6:17 PM EST
The fate of the Keystone XL oil pipeline is now in John Kerry’s hands — and greens say the secretary of state’s legacy as a climate champion is at stake.
Kerry spent much of his Senate career at the center of the global warming debate, fighting an unsuccessful battle for climate legislation in the face of an often apathetic Congress. He wrote a 2007 book on environmentalism that included a chapter saying we face a “decisive decade” on climate change, and he warns in his speeches that the world is “inviting catastrophe” by ignoring the issue.
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And, because no politician is swayed by donors, guess who gave $1 Billion dollars of support to Obama?
TUE JUL 31, 2012 AT 11:38 AM PDT
Warren Buffett has fired a proverbial shot that is sure to send GOP leaders shrieking to their favorite conservative media outlets. In a race already dominated by the spending of billionaires such as Charles and David Koch, Sheldon Adelson and others, Buffet just bigfooted them all. So far, the conservative Super PACs American Crossroads, Restore our Future and Americans for Prosperity have spent about $80 million dollars on the presidential election, far more than the official Romney campaign.
Buffett’s answer: I see your $80 mil and raise you $920 million.* Yes, a cool one billion for the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA Action.
More below the doodle.
Previously, Buffet was reluctant to inject his money into the race:
“I don’t want to see democracy go in that direction.”