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  • ** FILE *** An ECOtality charging station. (Associated Press)

    ECOtality fatality: Green company files for bankruptcy after 115M stimulus funding granted

    Taxpayer-backed green energy company ECOtality filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday following weeks of turmoil in which the company laid off employees and ceased filling orders for its electric vehicle charging stations.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

    NASA accused of technology transfers

    One of NASA's renowned research centers has been under a four-year FBI investigation for the possible transfer of secret weapon-system technology to foreign countries, including China, two Republican congressmen have disclosed.

  • GOP immigration bill keeps the well-educated

    Trying to beat Democrats to the punch on the first post-election immigration bill, House Republicans have scheduled a vote later this week on a business-friendly proposal to grant green cards to foreigners who earn high-tech doctoral degrees from U.S. universities.

  • Rep. Lamar Smith (Associated Press)

    Democrats block GOP rewrite of immigration priorities

    House Democrats defeated the broadest immigration reform effort yet in this Congress, voting down a bill on Thursday that would have ended the random visa lottery and replaced it with a system rewarding high-tech foreign graduates from U.S. universities.

  • High-tech, science grads favored in visa proposals for immigrants

    A big immigration deal is still elusive but Congress is suddenly rushing to take a smaller nibble at the issue, with the House slated to vote on a Republican proposal later this week that would open up tens of thousands of green cards to foreigners who promise to bring their science and technology skills to the U.S.

  • Deportation statistics said to be inflated

    The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is charging that the Obama administration has "falsified" deportation records to artificially boost numbers — a move critics of the Homeland Security Department have long suspected.

  • Obama's halt on deportations already under way

    Federal immigration authorities have begun granting tentative legal status to illegal immigrants under President Obama's deportation halt — and in some cases are even ignoring the administration's eligibility rules to stop deportations for those who shouldn't qualify, according to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: E-Verify pre-emption clause problematic

    We have seen Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican, editorialize too many times on his bill for mandatory E-Verify as a way of controlling the hiring of illegal aliens ("E-Verify helps minorities," Commentary, Wednesday).

  • Reid postpones vote on anti-piracy bill

    Yielding to strong opposition from the high tech community, Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on legislation to combat online piracy.

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