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We reported on Obama, once again, punting the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.

As Sooper Mexican at IJR notes, while Harry Reid and the progressive chorus are ranting on about the Koch brothers, a billionaire hedge fund manager from San Francisco just bought off the White House to the tune of $100 million in order to delay that decision.

According to IJR:

What you won’t hear about in mainstream media is how Billionaire Tom Steyer drove the decision by promising to spend $100 million to help Democrats in the midterm election who help defeat the project.

With the decision pushed back probably past the election, this allows the Democrats to be for or against the decision depending on their election chances and how badly they need Steyer’s support. Given that a majority of Americans want the project to go through, this is good news for vulnerable Democrats. Meanwhile, American jobs suffer, and whatever economic impact the project might have had on Russia is ignored for the sake of Obama’s political gain.

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