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Alaska Exports Crude Oil to South Korea
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 10:14 PM

Alaska oil & gas companies have found a loophole that permits them to export crude oil to foreign countries.

According to the Houston Chronicle, "A tanker full of Alaskan crude is now heading to South Korea, courtesy of an exception in the 39-year-old law that blocks most U.S oil from being sold overseas."

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Ebola Does Dallas
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 09:37 PM

Dallas, known as the 'Big D,' is now on 'High Ebola Alert,' as a patient in a local-area hospital is suspected of succumbing to the deadly virus.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday."

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Obama Upgrades ISIS from 'JV' to Varsity Terrorist League
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 01:13 AM

President Barry Obama had earlier mocked the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as nothing more than "JV" terrorists. Yet now, he disclosed in an exclusive TV interview on CBS "60 Minutes," that he had apparently underestimated ISIS.

The BBC News reports that, "President Barack Obama has acknowledged that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria. In a frank TV interview, he said that al-Qaeda had been beaten in Iraq by US forces working with Sunni tribes."

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Exxon and Rosneft Strike Oil in Arctic Drilling
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 12:49 AM

Russian oil giant Rosneft untapped major oil and natural gas resources in the Arctic Circle with the help of U.S.-based Exxon Mobil.

According to the BBC News, "Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic. Drilling was completed in record time, it said, but questions remain about how quickly the well can be developed."

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Sarkozy Poised to Return to Power in France
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 29, 2014, 12:02 AM

Former Conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy of France appears poised to regain his powers after Conservatives swept into power in the Senate.

The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "Three years after France's upper house Senate made its first ever swing to the left, the right has clawed back a majority, with the far-right National Front winning seats for the first time."

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Zimbabwe Heading to Default without IMF Bailout
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 11:39 PM

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is refusing to pay back loans. Accordingly, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has vowed to stop sending more loans to the country until prior debts get paid. Zimbabwe is unlikely to repay those debts.

According to the BBC News, "The International Monetary Fund has said it will not lend more money to Zimbabwe, because the country is in arrears on repaying previous loans."

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Sen. Udall Hosts Fundraiser on' National Lobby Day'
by Tom McGregor    Sun, Sep 28, 2014, 10:21 PM

Sen Mark Udall (D.-Co.) understands the true joys of being one of the premier Washington D.C.  elitists. He even celebrated 'National Lobby Day' by hosting a fundraiser with his major donors.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that, "Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall (Colo.) held a meeting in his Washington office on Wednesday with his second biggest donor, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), an environmentalist group that strongly opposes the Keystone XL pipeline and fracking efforts in his home state."

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Green Energy Bills Soaring in Massachusetts
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 03:04 AM

Alternative energy resources have proven to be unreliable and costly, forcing Massachusetts residents to pay over 37 percent on utility bills.

The Boston Globe reports that, "Massachusetts consumers will pay significantly higher electric bills this winter as a persistent shortage of natural gas for generating plants drives power prices to record levels. The cost for a typical household could top $150 a month, based on an announcement this week from one of the state’s two dominant utilities, National Grid. It said its rates will increase by a whopping 37 percent over last winter’s, solely because the cost of buying electricity from power plants has soared to the highest level in decades, according to a company spokesman."

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