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  • Illustration on unfair taxation of the oil industry by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    SEPP: Unfair efforts to punish the oil industry with taxes

    Given all the election-year maneuvering in Washington, it's not surprising that efforts to enact a "tax extenders" measure acceptable to the House and Senate are stuck in the mud.

  • A service station attendant pumps gas in Portland, Ore., in February 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    EDITORIAL: Don't hike the gas tax

    The first thought that pops into the mind of Rep. Earl Blumenauer when he sees prices at the gasoline pump is: They ought to be higher. The Oregon Democrat introduced legislation Tuesday to nearly double the federal gas tax from 18.4 cents per gallon to 33.4 cents over the next three years. By indexing the amount to inflation, the tax would hike itself automatically each year.

  • ** FILE ** House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Earl Blumenauer speak to the press in this Aug. 5, 2010, file photo. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Motoya Nakamura, File)

    Oregon Democrat's bill would legalize medical marijuana at federal level

    An Oregon Democrat has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use at the federal level.

  • **FILE** Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire Democrat (Associated Press)

    A fresh attack on sugar subsidies

    On a biggest day of the year for candy hearts and chocolate kisses, a bipartisan group of lawmakers argued that conditions are right to finally rein in federal sugar subsidies.

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