| Jan 14, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Despite a significant flap over her refusal to agree to limits or additional disclosure on her husband's foreign fundraising, Hillary Clinton seems headed for confirmation after a deferential hearing in which she emphasized diplomacy. The Washington Post,...
| Mar 26, 2009
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes. This includes $42,...
| May 1, 2009
As the nation's swine flu cases continue to grow, U.S. authorities say they will eventually produce enough swine flu vaccine for the population but shots wouldn't begin until the fall.
The caseload of those carrying swine flu has passed 100 nationwide...
| Dec 15, 2008
The current Energy secretary, Samuel W. Bodman, is a former chemical-company CEO and financial-services executive. The next one is likely to be a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who runs a national laboratory dedicated to renewable energy, next-generation...
| Dec 28, 2008
Now that Barack Obama has filled all of the seats at (and near) his Cabinet table, one thing is clear: The candidate who campaigned on a platform of change attaches equal importance to competence.
Seldom has a presidential Cabinet included so many...
| Feb 9, 2009
As President Obama pursues green infrastructure projects and other programs aimed at fighting climate change, he is eventually going to have to confront an unpleasant truth: None of it will matter unless the developing world, particularly China, does...
| Jun 3, 2009
WASHINGTON – The government's inadvertent and red-faced Internet posting of a 266-page list of U.S. nuclear sites provided a one-step guide for anyone wanting details about such sensitive information. Obama administration officials said Wednesday the...
| Jun 12, 2009
| 8:43 AM
(WGN-AM)- Federal officials announced an agreement this morning that will restart plans to build an experimental coal plant in Mattoon, Ill. Supporters hailed the news as a victory for the Illinois economy and for efforts to curb global warming.
| Mar 19, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been called many things during his 22-year Senate career, but the name that sticks when the issue of nuclear power comes up is "NIMBY." That's because Reid has fought tirelessly to block construction of a...