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KickingTiresIt???s been more than 30 years since the Environmental Protection Agency allowed a fuel mixture of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline in America???s vehicle fleet. Today, the federal agency took steps to increase the ethanol mix even further. The EPA......
The Swampby Mark Silva The blocked nominee for chief of the Transportation Security Administration may face more than controversy over the unionization of the nation's airport screeners - he now finds himself explaining his own only recently refreshed memory of...
The SwampAn exuberant Sen. Chris Dodd is flanked by Sens. Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, with Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Warner in the background, after the Senate passed a sweeping regulatory overhaul bill Thursday night. (Getty/Mark Wilson) by Janet......
The Swampby Martin Zimmerman and Tiffany Hsu and Jim Puzzanghera With surprising swiftness, the government's "cash for clunkers" program has burned through its $1-billion budget in less than a week as car buyers swarmed dealerships, and federal officials were...
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes A proposal to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military passed two critical tests Thursday, with the House of Representatives and an important Senate committee endorsing a compromise to end the divisive "don't......
The Swampby Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON -- The White House was dialing for votes on the eve of a Senate showdown over the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate green house gas emissions. Senators said today the Obama administration has reached out........
The Swampby Lisa Mascaro Despite last-minute efforts to win hold-outs, the Senate fell two votes short this afternoon of the 60 needed to advance the financial regulation bill. A do-over vote could come as soon as Thursday. Two Democrats broke......
Tags: Maine, Christopher Dodd, Alaska, Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania
The Swampby Michael Muskal Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said on Monday that he will support the financial regulation overhaul, becoming one of the Republicans needed to moved one of the Obama administration's key pieces of legislation into law. Brown had...
The SwampSen. Ted Stevens, 84, an Alaska Republican, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington today. He has been under federal investigation for more than a year on public corruption charges. Major charges in the seven count indictment against Stevens...
The Swampby Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......
The SwampA display of novelty lighters sits on the counter at a Skokie, Ill. Marathon gas station, which sells lighters that have lights on them along with other toy-like designs, July 17, 2007. (Chicago Tribune Photo By David Trotman-Wilkins) by......
Spin CycleWith the whole map trending blue, there's suddenly an outside chance the Democrats can get a 60-vote, filibuster proof majority in the Senate. As the map below from pollster.com indicates, they are leading in enough states to give them 54.......
Tags: Government, Minnesota, Maine, Georgia, Joe Lieberman
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