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The SwampBy Jim Tankersley This Earth Day is Global Warming Day on Capitol Hill, where the House Energy and Commerce Committee has gaveled open three days - and more than 50 witnesses - of testimony on a massive bill that would......
Tags: Energy, Weather, Joe Barton, Republican Party, Ed Whitfield
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 a town where political ideology often has usurped science, two notable statements were heard today: "We are restoring science to its rightful place,'' President Barack Obama said to applause at the National Academy of Sciences in......
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley The Interior Department today let stand a Bush administration policy that bars the federal government from considering the effects of global warming on polar bears and other protected species, a move that upset environmentalists and...
The Swampby Jim Tankersley In ruling last month that greenhouse gases posed health and safety risks, the Environmental Protection Agency brushed aside a memo from other federal agency staffs warning that the move was "likely to have serious economic consequences"...
The Swampby Mark Silva Let's see... Coleman lantern, L.L. Bean sleeping bags, Timberland boots, Smith and Wesson 9 mm... It's almost official: National parks and wildlife refuges will be open to gun-toting visitors , under a credit-card reform bill -- only......
The Swampby Mark Silva Yogi the Bear may need a bulletproof vest. In the bill cracking down on credit card abuses, senators have added an amendment enabling visitors to national parks and wildlife refuges to carry loaded guns -- those baby......
The Swampby Rebecca Cole Taking your gun camping is one thing -- handy in case you run into the infamously shy Sasquatch in the mountains of eastern Washington state -- but bringing it to the White House is an entirely......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama has a couple of Rose Garden bill-signings today, on a warm and sunny day in Washington: This morning, he signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act in the Rose Garden. Later today, he will......
The Swampby Mark Silva The popularity of the president -- with close to two thirds of those surveyed voicing approval of the job that President Barack Obama is performing four months into office-- may have something to do with the Republican......
Tags: Barack Obama, Weather, Renewable Energy, China, Republican Party
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley Under intense pressure from Republicans on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration may reinstate more than a third of the 77 controversial oil and gas drilling leases, issued under President George W. Bush, that it blocked near national.....
The Swampby Mark Silva German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among the European leaders who have pressed the United States hardest on the question of climate change, is arriving in Washington for a meeting with President Barack Obama as the House prepares to......
Tags: Barack Obama, Weather, Summits, European Union, Collin Peterson
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