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Obama to lose either way in oil pipeline row

The Keystone oil pipeline pits environmentalists against energy companies and is becoming the first legislative battle this year between Mr Obama and Republican congressional leaders.

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Opponents of the Keystone XL contend that it would be damaging to the environment and may contribute to global warming.

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IT IS going to be the first 2015 tournament game in Washington between the newly elected Republican-controlled Congress and Democratic President Barack Obama. And most political insiders predict that when it is over, the umpire will announce that it is "Game, Set, Match" for