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Dems abandon energy overhaul

The New York Times: "After a meeting of Senate Democrats, party leaders on Thursday said they had abandoned hope of passing a comprehensive energy bill this summer and would pursue a more limited measure focused primarily on responding the Gulf oil spill and including some tightening of energy efficiency standards."

Majority Leader Harry Reid lamented a lack of Republican support: “We don’t have a single Republican to work with us. ... We know where we are. We don’t have the votes.”