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KickingTiresLawmakers want to use a proposed $9 fee on new cars to pay for increased oversight and resources for auto safety agencies. The fee would be part of a new-car safety bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in......
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) officially rolled out their stab at an energy and climate bill on Wednesday, and the early reception was largely what they'd hoped for: Most environmental groups embraced the plan;.......
Homeowners could collect thousands of dollars in Cash for Caulkers rebates for renovating their homes with better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors under a new economic stimulus bill the House passed Thursday. The Home Star bill, passed 246-...
Tags: Corruption, Laws, Corporate Crime, Republican Party, Homes
The Associated PressRep. Henry Waxman says that his committee's investigation into the Gulf oil spill reveals that a key safety device, the blowout preventer, had a leak in a crucial hydraulic system. The California Democrat said in a hearing Wednesday that the...
(WGN-AM) - Sammy Sosa tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2003, The New York Times reported Tuesday on its Web site, the latest in a string of baseball stars implicated in the sport's steroids scandal of the past decade. The Times said...
The White House is pushing for health reform and the president has encountered pressure on all sides to provide a detailed plan of his expectations. President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress and the White House posted a new list of key...
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his closing arguments for a health care overhaul, pushing a new anti-fraud plan as he cranks up the pressure on skittish Democratic lawmakers to act fast. Obama is to speak Wednesday at St. Charles...
Tags: Health, Politics, Health Insurance, Corruption, Elections
The SwampPosted at 7 am EST, updated at 5:30 pm President Barack Obama closed a bipartisan summit on healthcare today the way he opened it, with a speech about how much the Democrats and Republicans actually agree upon -- or should......
Noelle Brennan is no stranger to cabinets full of documents and long witness lists. The newly appointed monitor who will be a watchdog over city hiring has investigated giant organizations before. And in one case, her work led to the largest sexual...
Sun ReporterWASHINGTON // A House committee report released yesterday undermines former Orioles star Rafael Palmeiro's contention that his positive steroids test was accidental and provides an alarming glimpse at life inside the team's clubhouse, which one lawmaker...
Tags: Sports, Rafael Palmeiro, Tom Davis, Miguel Tejada, Laws
The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the impending transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months, to June 12. The voice vote followed a call by President Barack Obama's administration to postpone the Feb. 17...
Spin CycleCharlie Rangel admits that he didn't pay taxes on his Dominican vacation villa. He used Congressional stationery to solicit money for a CUNY school to honor him. He has claimed both NYC and Washington as his primary residence to......
Tags: Politics, Values, Tim Bishop, State Budgets, Ethics
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