President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he would block the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying that it's construction is not "in the nation's best interest."
But there's plenty of evidence that it is in the nation's best interest. On this edition of the Watchdog Podcast, our national energy and environmental reporter, Rob Nikolewski, sits down with Eric Boehm to discuss the president's decision and some of the consequences it will have -- politically and environmentally -- in 2016 and beyond.
While we've got Rob here, we'll also ask him about his big story from earlier this week detailing California's plan to divest its pension fund investments from coal, in the name of being "green," of course.
At the top of the show, Matt Kittle stops by to preview next week's GOP presidential debate in Milwaukee. Ben Carson is facing greater scrutiny, Jeb Bush needs a real boost and there will be two fewer candidates on the state as the greatest reality show on television returns.
Also: is Scott Walker preparing to throw his support behind Bush? Kittle gives us the inside scoop.
All that, plus our Picks of the Litter and our Nanny State of the Week, on this week's Watchdog Podcast.