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DC Decoder Obama rejects call by 11 Democrats to move on Keystone pipeline

But President Obama still faces a tough political choice: Reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline and risk tipping the Senate to Republicans, or support it and alienate elements of his party's base.

By Staff writer / April 10, 2014

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The White House on Thursday was quick to slap down a letter from 11 Senate Democrats that urged a presidential decision by May 31 on whether to build the hugely controversial Keystone XL pipeline.