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Feb. 29, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

Blunt Gas Prices

Politicians in Washington are starting to feel the heat with gas prices at home continuing to rise.

Prices now are double what they were in January of 2009, and elected officials are hearing about it from constituents. In a floor speech, Missouri's Republican Senator Roy Blunt took partisan lines quoting the Obama Administration on its energy policy.

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Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill has called on president Obama to release reserves from the nation's strategic oil supply in order to try and reduce pump prices.