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U.S. Senator John Cornyn speaks to the audience at the GOP election night party in Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama could find a middle ground on the controversial pipeline.
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Keystone for climate: Could Obama craft a horse trade?

President Barack Obama’s pledge to combat climate change — as his administration weighs a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline — has some analysts buzzing about a possible horse trade. But folks on both sides of the debate over Keystone XL aren’t interested.