Fuel Pricing Politicized

Panicked over the soaring cost of gasoline—as well as the state of their political careers—Democrats are now pushing President Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Gas Price Panic

Worried about the political consequences of higher gas prices, left-wing think tanks and some House Democrats are urging Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, meanwhile, is lashing out at the GOP, oil companies, and the Koch brothers. The spike in oil prices comes at a bad time for the Obama administration since it recently killed plans for the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would bring oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.