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  • Sen. John F. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, emerges on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, after a unanimous vote by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving him to become America's next top diplomat. Mr. Kerry, who has served on the Foreign Relations panel for 28 years and led the committee for the past four, would replace Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Associated Press)

    Senate approves Kerry's nomination for secretary of state

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of John F. Kerry to be secretary of state by a near-unanimous vote on Tuesday, with just three Republicans refusing to join an otherwise bipartisan chorus of support for the five-term Democratic senator from Massachusetts.


  • Judge Robert E. Bacharach was nominated by President Obama for a seat on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Votes to break a Republican-led filibuster in the Senate fell short of the 60 required. (Associated Press)

    Filibuster blocks Obama’s court appointee

    Senate Republican leaders on Monday delivered a major blow to President Obama's ability to fill high-level federal judicial openings, making good on a threat to block votes on circuit court nominations until next year.


  • A sailor waves a flag during a gay pride parade Saturday in San Diego. A GOP senator from Oklahoma is calling on the defense secretary to explain why an exception was made to rules barring the wearing of uniforms at political activities. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Panetta asked why uniforms allowed in gay pride parade

    Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Tuesday to explain why the Defense Department allowed active-duty troops to wear their uniforms while marching in San Diego's gay pride parade last weekend.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: President's energy killers

    Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, has launched an investigation into an Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator's boasts that his agency intends to "crucify" oil and natural gas companies ("Obama crucifies business," Comment & Analysis, Thursday).


  • **FILE** Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

    EPA official resigns over 'crucify' remark

    Embattled Environmental Protection Agency official Al Armendariz, under fire for 2010 comments bragging that he would "crucify" oil and gas companies in order to send a message to the industry, has resigned.


  • **FILE** Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

    EPA official apologizes for viral 'crucify' quip

    A top official at the Environmental Protection Agency apologized Thursday after being caught on video bragging that his agency's method of enforcing oil and gas regulations was to find a few bad actors to "crucify" and hold up as examples.


  • **FILE** Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

    EDITORIAL: Obama crucifies business

    Let there be no mistake about how the Obama administration views its regulatory role. America's oil and gas producers are under siege from agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it's hitting consumers in their pocketbooks.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican (Associated Press)

    Two senators riled by EPA payouts in lawsuits

    A new government watchdog report says environmental lawyers have collected millions of dollars in lawyers' fees from taxpayers by suing and winning cases against the Environmental Protection Agency.


  • ** FILE ** The General Electric logo (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring

    Pentagon technology security officials are set to meet with General Electric officials on Thursday to discuss security concerns related to the transfer of jet avionics technology to China.


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