PA GOP News Brief – Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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The Rundown

With gas prices rising and Americans hurting, Barack Obama decided to bring attention to the urgent need for a new energy policy. He decided a speech was in order.

The location: a gas station in Indianapolis. The words on his podium: “Investing in Energy Independence.” The price of gas on the sign behind him: $3.55. The price of oil: $110 a barrel. The promise: to “solve this energy crisis once and for all.”

The year: 2008.

As a candidate, Barack Obama declared that now was the time to end our dependence on foreign oil. But as president, he decided that major task could wait.

And today, gas prices are skyrocketing. Americans have seen price spikes before, but this is different. It’s February—months from the summer driving season. We’ve never seen price spikes this early in the year.

Failed judgment, failed policies, failing Pennsylvanians!

Check out the latest web video from the RNC!

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blamed President Obama and “radical environmental groups” for high gas prices on Tuesday and said it was “about damn time” the United States had a national energy policy.

Boehner and House Republican leaders returned to Washington from a weeklong recess harping about rising prices at the pump, which the Speaker noted were higher than they have ever been this early in the year.

The Speaker said Obama’s move to approve a portion of the Keystone oil sands pipeline was “a positive first step” but not nearly enough.

“The president says he’s for an all-of-the-above energy plan. Has anyone seen it? I’ve not seen it,” Boehner told reporters after a closed-door GOP conference meeting.

Mitt Romney has won Republican presidential primaries in his home state of Michigan and in Arizona, besting Rick Santorum with a pair of victories certain to shore up Romney’s struggling campaign.

With 71 percent of Michigan’s precincts reporting, Romney has 41 percent to Santorum’s 37 percent. Ron Paul is in third place with 12 percent, and Newt Gingrich is bringing up the rear with 7 percent.

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