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- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
- Ronnie Biggs of ‘Great Train Robbery’ fame dies, 84
- Pope Francis wins another ‘Person of the Year’ — from gay rights magazine
Latest Ed Whitfield Items
House Republicans plan to hold their first hearing Friday on draft legislation that would block any new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would raise energy prices or cost jobs, their latest bid to thwart the Obama administration's efforts to cut pollution from coal.
House Republicans will have to wait for their chance to question former top Environmental Protection Agency official Al Armendariz, who became notorious for his pledge to "crucify" oil and gas companies in order to set a regulatory example.
The Obama campaign changed its website Thursday night to include a reference to "clean coal" in the president's "all-of-the-above" energy plan after Republicans lawmakers criticized the omission.
The spectacular failure of Solyndra opened a lot of eyes. Yet the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer is far from the only fly-by-night outfit to take advantage of the current "green energy" fad. No program is more ripe for abuse than the renewable fuel standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Republicans and business leaders are urging President Obama to turn talk of creating jobs into action by green-lighting a long-delayed $7 billion expansion of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that supporters say will create 20,000 jobs.
"Union Station is the perfect place to celebrate preservation," said first lady Laura Bush at the Restore America gala Tuesday night. As trains rumbled beneath the restored train terminal's East Hall, Mrs. Bush stood before a gathering of 356 preservationists to accept one of five "hero" awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Home and Garden Television (HGTV).