Critical of McCain, Obama quiet on own energy vote

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080805/ap_on_el_pr/obama;_ylt=AhkRVWxcnIpHlz8F4sTWojdh24cA

    Critical of McCain, Obama quiet on own energy vote
    By TOM RAUM, Associated Press Writer


    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Democratic candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain on Tuesday for taking a page out of "the Cheney playbook" on energy, overlooking his own support of oil-friendly policies that the unpopular vice president helped to craft.

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    However, Obama himself voted for a 2005 energy bill backed by Bush that included billions in subsidies for oil and natural gas production, a measure Cheney played a major role in developing. McCain opposed the bill on grounds it included billions in unnecessary tax breaks for the oil industry.
     

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