Keystone XL passes key Senate test, setting up showdown with Obama

Globe and Mail: The showdown between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Republican-dominated Congress over the controversial Keystone XL edged closer Monday in a test vote as the Senate cleared the 60-vote threshold needed to proceed with legislation approving the pipeline that would send Canadian oil sands crude across the United States. The 63-32 cloture vote set the stage for passage of Keystone XL legislation later this week. Mr. Obama has vowed to veto efforts by Republicans to wrest control away from him......

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