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McDonough Nabbed by Wallace Trying to Steal Credit for Oil Boom

One of the more shameless lies repeatedly repeated by this administration is the suggestion that it is somehow responsible for the growth in U.S. oil production and lower gasoline prices. Of course, the increased production is on private land. The Obama administration has actually curtailed production on federal land and won’t even build the Keystone pipeline. But it’s one of the few bright spots on

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Video || Obama Mocked Drilling, Now Claims Credit

This video provides a great look at the contrast between candidate Obama, who mocked Republicans for chanting “Drill baby, drill,” and Obama Oil Opinion Version 2.0, in which he claims credit for the very $2 gas he said we wouldn’t achieve. “You know, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices,” Obama said in 2012, less than two years before we did just

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Obama: “Gas Prices Aren’t Gonna be Low Forever”

Talk about a party pooper. Scold-in-Chief Barack Obama today in Phoenix warned everyone that gas prices will inevitably rise, and don’t start going out and buying “gas guzzlers,” which of course must be disappointing to the thousands of American workers involved in building gas guzzlers, but whatever. Low gas prices of course are a threat to Obama’s green agenda and his plans to get us all

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Obama Oil Gimmick Has Shocking Effect on Prices!

They went up. President Obama’s announcement Tuesday that he wants to go after people who may be affecting oil prices by gaming the markets for personal gain was completely ignored Tuesday by the markets themselves, which promptly bid the price of oil up another dollar. In fact, the price shot up upon opening at 9 am, just after Obama’s initiative was announced by the White

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Chu: Give Me an “A” on Gasoline Prices

Energy Secretary Steven Chu thinks he deserves and A or and A+ for his handling of gas prices, because he’s been working on solar energy, and so forth. I assume this is the kind of stuff that could be heard in the court of King Louis XVI just before the Jacobins got to work. “We give ourselves an A+ on getting the peasants bread because

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Carney: Obama Doesn’t Care About Blame for Gas Prices

Washington is a very different world from the real world. I realize that, um, many of you have already noticed this, and expressed your view of Washington’s character in far more colorful terms. One of the unreal aspects of the city, which this blog is designed to rebut, is the willingness of the members of Washington’s political class to pretend that self-evidently untrue things are

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President Obama to Visit an Oil Field!!

Updated March 19 at 8:00 am ET With gasoline prices marching north, President Obama next week will take a break from worshipping the sun and putting his finger to the wind when he actually highlights energy projects that provide lots of energy. The White House is desperate to repair the damage being done to Obama’s campaign by the price at the pump, and aides have

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Does Chu Really Want Cheaper Gasoline?

Energy Secretary Steven Chu appeared Tuesday to have walked away from his 2008 comment that the United States needs gas prices like they’ve got in Europe – that is, $8-$9 a gallon – in order to make alternative energy prices competitive and herald a new era of global cooling. Well, he did walk away. But how far? Maybe not very. Testifying before Congress Tuesday, Chu said

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Raise Oil Taxes! Does Obama Get Economics?

I just want to know if President Obama ever took an economics course in college. I’m convinced the reason that we can’t get a look at his transcripts is not because his grades were bad, but because of the courses he took. Anyone who went to college, especially a liberal arts college, and especially a liberal liberal arts college – like I did – knows

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Obama’s New Alternative Fuel

The White House is serving up an unusually heavy load of . . . nonsense this week, pushing back against charges that President Obama deserves any blame for presiding over a gas price runup that could hit $5 per gallon. Obama’s aides know that high gas prices are a potentially lethal issue for a president. So they’re throwing up heavy vapors of cloud cover to

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In 2008, Obama Seemed OK With High Gas Prices

President Obama suggested in 2008 that he didn’t mind having higher prices at the pump, as long as the sticker shock to consumers wasn’t too sudden. The White House is currently insisting Obama is doing what he can to keep the lid on gasoline prices, while blaming uncontrollable market forces for the increases. But in a June 10, 2008 interview on CNBC with John Harwood,

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Obama and Boehner Propose Raising Gas Prices

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner joined hands and jumped off an economic cliff, proposing together a way to INCREASE gasoline taxes as you prepare for $5 gasoline at the pump. It’s good to know these two are on top of the situation. Perhaps its’ not terribly surprising in the president’s case since he proposed to lower the deficit by spending $1 trillion on

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