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The Swampby Mark Silva Americans made fun of the French when Paris wouldn't join Washington in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, but who's laughing now? France, with its investment in nuclear power. So says Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, invoking......
The Swampby Mark Silva In naming a new chairman for the Consumer Product Safety Commission today, expanding the size of the commission and boosting its budget, President Barack Obama said protecting consumers will be "a top priority'' of his administration. The......
Tags: Product Recalls, United States, Commerce, Consumers, Lower House
The Swampby Mark Silva Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional campaign organization has paid his wife at least $247,500 since 2001, including at least $95,000 after Sandra Jackson joined the Chicago City Council two years ago, according to federal election records...
Tags: Civil Rights, United States, Polls, Lower House, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama, celebrating the House's passage of an energy bill that will ultimately cap greenhouse gas emissions and enable power companies and other polluters to trade their rights for emissions to one another, hailed the...
The Swampby Mark Silva and Richard Simon The United States House of Representatives marked a moment of silence today for Michael Jackson, the pop music icon who died in Los Angeles at the age of 50. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)......
Tags: Jesse Jackson, Death, Lower House, Diane Watson, Gary
The Swampby Mark Silva Think of it as the audacity of America. The audacity of 13 colonies to declare independence from the British Empire, the audacity of their descendants to "blaze a westward trail,'' the audacity to build the world's greatest......
Tags: Health, United States, Holidays, Barack Obama, Medical Services
KickingTiresThe U.S. House of Representatives just passed a measure to add $2 billion in funding to the popular Cash for Clunkers program. The House voted 316-109. The Senate will vote on the bill next week. Originally, $4 billion was allotted......
KickingTiresOvernight there were conflicting reports from automotive dealers, the Transportation Department and the White House about the popular Cash for Clunkers program being suspended because it had run out of money. This morning, the White House restated that...
KickingTiresIf you???re confused by what???s going on with the Cash for Clunkers program, you???re not alone. The most important thing to know is that according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the White House, the program will run at least......
KickingTiresWhile most of the news coming out of Congress this month will center around the raucous health care debate, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider a bill that would boost research spending on new vehicle technologies by $216 million.......
KickingTiresThe U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill to increase funding for the U.S. Energy Department???s study and development of advanced vehicles. By a bipartisan vote of 312-114, the House authorized $2.9 billion over five years, which is $200 million....
Tags: U.S. Senate, Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles, Gary Peters, Government
The Swampby Mark Silva It's looking like a 50-50 nation again. A little more than a year before the midterm congressional elections, Americans are now roughly evenly split in their stated preference for a Democratic or Republican candidate - a "generic''......
Tags: Health, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Polls, Barack Obama
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