Legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, setting up a vote on the project next week.
Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu, who faces a runoff vote in Louisiana on Dec. 6, had pushed for vote on Thursday on the bill.
Her Republican opponent, U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy, pushed for a vote on a similar bill his chamber, as each competed to support TransCanada Corp’s pipeline that would send some 800,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil sand petroleum to refineries in Texas.
(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Sandra Maler)
‘Come on, Barry’: GOP counsel whines after Dem attorney refuses to hear his excuses on Trump’s Ukraine bribery
Opposing counsel for Democrats and Republicans faced off at a House impeachment hearing on Monday.
Republican counsel Stephen Castor, who appeared as a witness, complained that he was not being asked enough questions by Democratic counsel Barry Berke.
During questioning of a Democratic counsel, Berke noted that President Donald Trump was more concerned about personal gain than corruption in telephone calls with Ukraine's president.
"May I add something there?" Castor asked.
"No, you can't," Berke replied.
"Are you not going to let him answer?" one Republican member cried out.
Australian PM says 24 nationals were on New Zealand volcano
At least 24 Australians were on New Zealand's White Island when its volcano erupted unexpectedly, and an unknown number of them were missing and feared dead, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.
Up to 50 people were visiting the popular tourist attraction when it exploded on Monday, with five confirmed dead, another 18 injured and the rest missing.
Some of the injured suffered serious burns.
Police have said they expect no more survivors will be found on the island off New Zealand's east coast after aerial reconnaissance flights found no signs of life.
The country's prime minister Jacinda Ardern was due to address reporters early Tuesday.
Right-wing conspiracy theorist is now a senior adviser at Trump’s State Department
Frank Wuco, a former right-wing radio host and naval intelligence officer who once advocated for dropping nuclear bombs on Afghanistan, was brought into the Trump administration two years ago. Wuco's penchant for conspiracy theories was first brought to light by CNN, who reported that he disseminated unfounded claims that Barack Obama's memoir was ghostwritten by Vietnam-era radical Bill Ayers and that former CIA director John Brennan was a secret Muslim.