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  • Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. fields a flurry of phone calls in his Capitol Hill office in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, after he announced that he would retire after 40 years in the House of Representatives. Waxman, 74, has been a liberal force in the House, focusing on clean air issues, investigating the tobacco industry, expanding Medicaid and helping to write and enact the 2010 Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo)

    EDITORIAL: The bark of the Blue Dog Democrat Chihuahuas

    Blue Dogs are a vanishing breed, rarer than the Bedlington terrier or the Tibetan mastiff. Defeats, retirements and redistricting have decimated the ranks of the Democratic caucus that styles itself as the party's "centrist wing."


  • FILE - In this June 18, 2012 file photo, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Sources say the 20-term California Democratic will retire.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Rep. Henry Waxman to retire, end 40 years on Hill

    Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the California Democrat who turned top liberal priorities into laws on everything from the environment to health care, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of this year, bringing to a close a momentous 40-year career on Capitol Hill.


  • Republican Darrell E. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has become a thorn in the Obama administration's side, investigating a series of scandals. (Associated Press)

    Rep. Darrell Issa's tough oversight part of a long tradition

    As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.


  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat (The Washington Times)

    ‘Bipartisan’ task force on climate change one party short

    Two Democrats on Capitol Hill are seconding President Obama's call for real political muscle to address climate change and vowed to form a bipartisan task force — but they haven't found any Republican takers yet.


  • **FILE** Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat (Associated Press)

    KREUTZER: Grimm's carbon tax

    Washington's Big Green Lobby is trying once again to drum up interest in a carbon tax. But their "new" proposal would have the same effects as their old cap-and-trade gambit: Americans still would find themselves facing fewer jobs, lower incomes and higher utility prices.


  • Democrats press for Koch testimony on Keystone XL

    Democrats demanded Wednesday that Koch Industries officials testify before Congress about whether they have any financial stake in the Keystone XL pipeline, as President Obama's allies sought to limit political damage from his decision this month to reject the project.


  • LENDER: Jonathan Silver, head of the Energy Department program that approved the $535 million deal for Solyndra in 2009, faced some of the toughest questioning Wednesday by a House investigations subcommittee. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Administration grilled on Solyndra loan

    Obama administration officials refused to say Wednesday whether anybody would be fired over the decision to award solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC a half-billion dollars in loans before it went bankrupt and saw its headquarters raided by the FBI.


  • LIEBERMAN: 'Balance' is crucial in global-warming policy prescription

    At the same time we are learning that global warming is far from an environmental crisis, we are also learning that ill-advised efforts to address it would make us noticeably poorer.


  • Associated Press
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (center), House energy committee chairman, received a letter from the Congressional Budget Office laying out the likely costs of a system of allowances for greenhouse gases. The panel's ranking Republican, Rep. Joe L. Barton (right), had no comment on the assessment.

    Climate-bill foes likely to seize on CBO's scoring

    Congress' chief scorekeeper says the global warming bill moving through Congress will either be scored as a major tax increase or a massive expansion of the federal government - and either one could give opponents substantial ammunition to complicate Democrats' efforts to pass a bill.


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