A new low in the “war on energy” was reached in recent weeks, when a handful of federal officials and a few short-sighted corporations, including Dow Chemical, joined forces to support new anti-gas policies that threaten our nation's energy-based economic recovery. Their plan: Cap liquefied natural gas exports and manipulate the domestic natural gas market for the short-term benefit of a handful of companies. Just yesterday, Utah-based Huntsman Corp. also announced it was joining this misguided effort.
A lower-tier presidential candidate is hoping big bucks can carry him to prominence on the Republican stage as rivals' weaknesses emerge. A super-PAC supporting former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has spent a whopping $805,000 since Monday, disclosures revealed Thursday.
President Obama is widely expected to appoint Commerce Secretary Gary F. Locke as the first Chinese-American ambassador to China to replace Jon Huntsman, who is retiring next month to consider running for the Republican presidential nomination.
Chinese censors scrubbed the name of U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman from Chinese-language Internet searches after he appeared in online videos near a pro-democracy demonstration in Beijing on Sunday.
The government has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of stalling engines in more than 43,000 Toyota Highlander hybrids.