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  • Illustration: EPA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    MILLOY: Defund EPA's enablers

    NPR is not the only partisan political organization that ought to have its public funding cut. Congress should put the American Lung Association (ALA) on the chopping block, too.

  • Members of Congress and staff members observe a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, and other victims of Saturday's shooting rampage, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At center are Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, Missouri Democrat. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Capitol Hill stops to reflect on Ariz. shooting

    Hundreds of House staffers and a sprinkling of congressmen gathered Monday morning outside the Capitol for a moment of silence for the victims of the Arizona shooting on Saturday.

  • President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, after signing the $858 billion tax deal into law in a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    GOP to scrutinize Obama's feats

    With Congress split this year between Republicans and Democrats, the GOP may not be able to pass much of its repeal agenda, but it still expects to play a major role in shaping government through hearings and investigations into much of what the Obama administration has done.

  • Illustration: Chairman Upton by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    CHESSER: All lights on Upton

    As four Republican congressmen - including ranking member but term-limited Rep. Joe Barton of Texas - maneuvered to position themselves to win the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, at least three of the contenders showed they don't understand what it means to get government out of our lives.

  • Rep. Harold Rogers, Kentucky Republican, is set to wield the House Appropriations Committee gavel in the 112th Congress. (Associated Press)

    Kentucky's Rogers to get Appropriations gavel

    House Republicans on Tuesday picked Rep. Harold Rogers of Kentucky as chairman of the chamber's powerful Appropriations Committee — a move that would put the panel with direct control over vast amounts of federal spending in the hands of a longtime supporter of earmarks.

  • Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican

    Upton flips a switch on CFL bulbs

    Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

  • Rep. Jerry Lewis, California Republican (AP Photo)

    Lobbyists launch campaign on centrists

    Conservative lobbies are pressing House Republicans to keep centrists from controlling key congressional panels, as House GOP leaders gather this week to pick committee leaders for the 112th Congress.

Work continues to excavate what could become the foundation for a new nuclear power plant near the existing nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle (background), located in Waynesboro, Ga.

    Nuclear demand on hold

    With political support now on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill, nuclear energy's long-awaited American "renaissance" is lacking one positive factor: the economy.

  • Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida (Associated Press)

    Four vie for House energy-commerce gavel

    The chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is emerging as one of the top prizes of the new Congress, and a collection of powerful House GOP members already are angling for the post.

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