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The Swampby James Oliphant Wyoming, with an economy marked by farming, ranching and small businesses, has a disproportionate number of people without medical insurance. And by that measures and others, its people are among the likely winners, if Congress...
Tags: Mike Enzi, Laws, New Mexico, Employment, White House
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley The blood, er, oil is already flying this morning in Senate hearings into the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill - and the oil company executives haven't even testified yet. Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate......
GreenspaceThe blood, er, oil flew this morning even before oil executives at the Senate hearings into the ongoing Gulf of Mexico spill began to testify. Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate energy committee were criticizing industry officials and...
Associated PressWASHINGTON -- BP PLC told Congress Tuesday its massive Gulf oil spill was caused by the failure of a key safety device made by another company. In turn, that company says BP was in charge, and that a third company that poured concrete to plug the...
Associated PressWASHINGTON -- The government's wildly popular "cash for clunkers" program, offering $4,500 rebates to customers who trade in gas guzzlers, is likely to end Friday if the Senate doesn't approve $2 billion more for it, the White House says. "If it doesn'...
Tags: Fuel-efficient Vehicles, Laws, White House, Kentucky, Maine
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThough Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
Top of the TicketCongress is closed for business this week, shuttered by the heaviest snowfall since 1922. For Libertarians, this might be a dream come true -- no danger of lawmakers enacting new laws that will impose government regulation. But for one piece......
GreenspacePresident Obama convened a meeting of more than a dozen Democratic and Republican senators this afternoon to discuss energy and climate legislation. Unlike some other recent White House bipartisan policy summits you may recall recently, there were no...
Proposals in the Maryland General Assembly to define which patients are eligible for financial assistance at hospitals are getting an unexpected push from Congress, which might soon consider legislation aimed at making nonprofit hospitals justify their...
Arnold Meri Genocide trial subject Arnold Meri, 89, a decorated Red Army veteran charged with genocide for deporting hundreds of his Estonian countrymen to Siberia in 1949, died Friday at his home in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2007, Estonian prosecutors...
Tags: Extradition, Prosecution, New Mexico, Genocide, Hate Crimes
The Swampby Jim Tankersley Barack Obama is done appointing his Cabinet. Now come the questions. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee announced today it will dive into confirmation hearings on Energy Secretary nominee Steven Chu and Interior...
Tags: Barack Obama, Lisa Murkowski, Ken Salazar, Colorado, Government
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