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Offshore Oil Drilling, Gas Prices, Obama

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As gas prices have been stagnant at $4.61/gallon for regular in Los Angeles (the average is $4.075 for the country) for the past five days, John McCain is calling for, among other things, offshore drilling laws to be eased. He's obviously gaining oil industry support.

Then today, President George Bush called for a lift on the ban of offshore drilling, even though it could take 10 years to get the oil "fully pumping again."

Meanwhile, Nobel Peace Prize winner, uber alternative energy advocate and former Vice President Al Gore officially announced his endorsement of Barack Obama on Monday.

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