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  • Texas lawmaker Barton backs lifting oil export ban despite peers' misgivings

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Congressman from Texas has come out in full support of the United States lifting the 40-year old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the controversial...
  • Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas. South Korean...
  • The GOP does the climate change dance

     The GOP does the climate change dance
    Last week, the White House issued a new and alarming edition of its national report on climate change. How did leading Republicans respond? Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the GOP's leader in the Senate, scoffed at President Obama for "talking about the...
  • GM chief grilled over recall delay

    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Tuesday vowed to find out whether GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. Testifying before a House Energy and...
  • Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims

    Mary Barra: GM has 'civic responsibility' to compensate crash victims
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday she wants to find out if GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce...
  • Sebelius apologizes for Obamacare 'debacle'

    WASHINGTON — In her first appearance before Congress since the botched debut of the federal healthcare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday apologized for the "debacle," accepted responsibility and promised the...
  • Getting Health Care Kinks Fixed Worth Effort

    "We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness. Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
  • Obamacare execs grilled over Healthcare.gov at House hearing

    Obamacare execs grilled over Healthcare.gov at House hearing
    WASHINGTON -- Developers of the problematic Obamacare website faced tough questioning at a House oversight committee Thursday, as both Republican and Democratic lawmakers frustrated by the shoddy roll-out sought answers over what went wrong – and...
  • Health website contractors acknowledge late changes, limited tests

    Health website contractors acknowledge late changes, limited tests
    WASHINGTON — Developers of the troubled Obamacare website confirmed Thursday that a last-minute decision requiring users to sign up before shopping for insurance caused the system to bottleneck and acknowledged they did not conduct an "end to end"...
  • Senate leaders close in on deal to end budget standoff

    Senate leaders close in on deal to end budget standoff
    WASHINGTON — Two weeks into a budget impasse that has left Americans dismayed by Washington brinkmanship, an outline of a deal emerged Monday as Senate leaders worked to prevent a potentially catastrophic debt default and end the damage inflicted by...
  • Emanuel says he'll testify if called before Congress on Solyndra

    Emanuel says he'll testify if called before Congress on Solyndra
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said that if asked, he will appear before a Congressional panel investigating the now-bankrupt solar power firm Solyndra. “Listen, if I’m called I’ll testify,” Emanuel said during an unrelated news...
  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....