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Chris Kelly | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Gas prices have just gone up for the 33rd day in a row. This would be terrible news for the recovery, but luckily in last week's State of the Union address, President Obama discovered the power to bend time with words, and used it to increase everyone's mileage.

Obama: Romney Will Create A 'Mess'

Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

During the second presidential debate, Barack Obama hit back at Mitt Romney's claim that the president is to blame for high gas prices, saying that Ro...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans: Obama Deserves No Credit For Fall In Gas Prices | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics

Having been roundly criticized for the sharp rise in gas prices earlier this spring, President Barack Obama would seem to be in line for a bit of cre...

Matt Sledge

Democrat Says Falling Gas Prices Demolish GOP Argument Against Obama | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said Tuesday that the current drop in gas prices could significantly dampen one of the GOP's major economic ta...

Crude Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Months

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

In another sign that the election drama over the price of gas has subsided, crude oil prices on Monday slipped to the lowest level in months, as a wea...

It's Time to Tango: The Case for a Reinvigorated Western Hemisphere Energy Strategy

Federico F. Peña | Posted 06.14.2012 | World
Federico F. Peña

A fulsome approach to developing the Western Hemisphere's energy potential would have a profoundly positive impact on America's energy security.

Crossroads GPS Ad Blames Barack Obama For High Gas Prices

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

With the average price of gas near four dollars a gallon, Republican presidential candidates have made frequent attacks on President Barack Obama's en...

Senate Candidate Campaigns On Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Rep. Connie Mack, (R-Fla.) on Thursday staged a petition drive at a Miami gas station aimed at pressuring President Barack Obama to approve the contro...

Gas Notes

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Bernanke can say stuff that moves interest rates. Prominent market types can move stock prices. World events can move oil prices. But presidents simply can't move gas prices.

Americans: Obama Isn't Doing Enough To Make Our Gas Cheaper

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business

(Refiles with tweaked headline) * Oil companies, foreign countries blamed more than politicians * Americans angry, but ...

Chicago Gas Prices Reach Record High

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

With prices averaging at $4.67 for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Chicago, the Windy City's are once again the highest in the country. The $4.67 ...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Smells Gas Price Victory, Votes To Debate Big Oil Subsidies | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans relentlessly blaming President Barack Obama for high gas prices, Democrats tried a different tactic Monday, offering le...

Sam Stein

Santorum Said Government Should 'Mandate' Sale Of 'Flex-Fuel Vehicles' In '08 | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

For several days now, Mitt Romney has faced criticism for his major reversal on the causes and ramifications of high gas prices. After all, it was jus...

Republican Arguments Running Out of Gas

Josh Molofsky | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Josh Molofsky

The reality is that the president has very little control over oil prices. The upcoming summer "driving season," Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz and the ramped up rhetoric on Iran's nuclear program all have a hand in the game.

Pain at the Pump: Time to Embrace the New Normal

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The fact is Americans pay less for gasoline than virtually any other OECD country, while Europeans generally pay amongst the highest prices in the world -- not just amongst OECD countries but amongst all countries.

Lucia Graves

Romney Economists Back Away From Romney Gas Price Rhetoric | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney on the campaign trail has chided President Barack Obama for failing to curb prices at the pump, even as prominent economists...

Lucia Graves

When Romney Loved Carpools, Fuel-Efficient Vehicles | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A funny thing has happened with Mitt Romney's talk about gas prices. Evidence has surfaced showing that as governor of Massachusetts...

Newt Gingrich: Obama Gets No Credit For Increased Domestic Oil Production

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has made gas prices a focus of his campaign in recent weeks, promising to lower prices to $2.50 a gallon if he is e...

The Keystone XL Zombie Rises

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

The fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is starting to feel more like a bad horror movie everyday. Just when you think our heroes have struck a fateful blow, out comes a hand from the soil. "The zombie lives!"

U.S. Fuel Economy: Past, Present and Future

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

OK, amidst the discussion of rising gas prices, we have some good news on the car front. The average mpg for cars sold in the United States is on an upward climb, and has been for a while.

Why Republicans Aren't Mentioning the Real Cause of Rising Prices at the Gas Pump

Robert Reich | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The rise in gas prices has almost nothing to do with energy policy. It has everything to do with America's continuing failure to adequately regulate Wall Street. But don't hold your breath waiting for Republicans to tell the truth.

Obama Hits Back At GOP Presidential Candidates

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

LARGO, Md. -- Vigorously defending his policies, President Barack Obama ridiculed critics of renewable energy sources Thursday, calling them naysayers...

Jason Linkins

The Less Shocking Photo That The Weekly Standard Doesn't Want Its Readers To See! [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.14.2012 | Media

Back in the day, you could typically count on the Weekly Standard to produce long and complicated arguments designed to build the case for getting the...

A Tough-Oil World

Michael T. Klare | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green
Michael T. Klare

The world still harbors large reserves of petroleum, but these are of the hard-to-reach, hard-to-refine, "tough oil" variety. From now on, every barrel we consume will be more costly to extract, more costly to refine -- and so more expensive at the gas pump.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Goes On Offense On Energy, Gas Prices | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when Congressional Republicans are scrambling to find ways to blame him for rising gas prices, President Barack Obama on Monda...