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Democrats need every one of those voters to turn out in November in unusually high numbers, and Keystone isn’t a fight worth picking with voters who care about the environment. At the same time, by not killing the pipeline outright, he leaves just that much hope for red state Democrats–not to mention something to fight the White House on. The political calculation isn’t hard to figure out. It isn’t even close.

-Joy Reid, It’s not hard to figure out why Obama is holding off on Keystone