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 Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill sponsor, exits a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.
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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill sponsor, exits a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.

The argument peaks when the case for Keystone XL wanes

The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the nation’s most vexing problems because whatever happens is not likely to be good.


 The minimal passenger train service available from Pittsburgh is being hamstrung by interference from the freight lines that own the tracks.

Passenger delay: Are freight trains the problem for Amtrak?

In most locales, passenger and freight trains must share the tracks, but passenger lines should not get second-class treatment.



Pivotal Jordan: Refugees pose new strains to Israel’s neighbor

The Israelis have had decent relations with Jordan, constrained as they are by the presence of many Palestinians in Jordan.



 Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes the stage at his primary election party in Santander Stadium in York, Pa.

Keep Healthy PA: Then convert to a Medicaid expansion under Wolf

Under Gov. Tom Corbett’s Healthy PA program, the pool of residents eligible for insurance will expand on Dec. 1, when residents can apply.



 Kate Bazis walks her daughter Gaia Parrish's dog, Corazon, across Brereton Street in Polish Hill in April. The Peduto administration has revived an effort to require landlords to pay a fee and submit contact information for themselves or their property managers.

Charging landlords: Is the purpose better rentals or just more revenue?

Pittsburgh passed an ordinance requiring landlords to pay a fee and submit contact information for themselves or their property managers.


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David Shribman



David M. Shribman / New rules favor GOP moderates in 2016

Three establishment figures are lining up to make a run at the Republican nomination.


 

Tony Norman



Tony Norman: Author Ursula Le Guin puts publishing’s ills into words

Ms. Le Guin says all the right things about what what’s wrong with publishing landscape.


 

Sally Kalson



Health care sabotage 101

The GOP, not a botched website, is the real obstacle.


 

Ruth Ann Dailey



Ruth Ann Dailey: A market-based solution for parking? Radical!

In Oakland, leaders of this left-of-center, one-party town are dabbling with the capitalistic concept of “supply and demand.”


 

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