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House GOP on Immigration: Send National Guard, Speed Removals

posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning... Full Story

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes
A new study pushes back at calls for tougher rules for carrying crude, despite at least 8 major accidents transporting the oil in 2013. Full Story

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland

posted on May 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Climate Change Task Force Converges on Heartland
Following a weekend of violent storms culminating in a nearby tornado, efforts to prepare for extreme weather and other events blamed on climate change took center stage in Des Moines, Iowa this week. Full Story

Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment

posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Obama Administration Releases National Climate Assessment
This week, the White House outlined some of the findings with its third National Climate Assessment. Full Story

Engineered Salmon May Be a Tough Sell

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:11 AM

State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline Will Not Impact Carbon Emissions

posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:52 PM

State Department Finds Keystone Pipeline Will Not Impact Carbon Emissions
Late last week, the State Department announced that it has no major environmental objections to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. Full Story

Greens Hit Obama On Energy Plan

posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

A simmering division between the president and environmental groups is starting to boil over. Full Story

TransCanada Will Look At Rail If Keystone Rejected

posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Obama's initial rejection of the pipeline went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports. Full Story

Health Plan Sticker Shock Ahead For Some Buyers

posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be in for a shock when they get medical care next year and discover they're on the hook for most of the initial cost. Full Story

Canada PM Won't Accept US Rejection of Keystone XL

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. Full Story

Dispute Over Jobs Created By Keystone Pipeline

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Obama downplayed the pipeline's effect on jobs, calling it a "blip" compared with the overall economy. Full Story

Obama: Immigration Debate Will Slip Into The Fall

posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM

The president said the lack of consensus among House Republicans will stretch the immigration debate past August, his original deadline for a long-elusive overhaul of the nation's fractured laws. Full Story

Obama Opposes GOP Bill On Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

House Republicans say the bill is needed to ensure the long-delayed pipeline is built. Full Story

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget

posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Vilsack Up to Challenge of Obama's 2014 Budget
The ongoing budget battle in Washington ramped up this week as President Obama sent Congress his $3.8 trillion spending request for fiscal year 2014. Seeking common ground with Republicans, the president’s plan aims to reduce the federal debt... Full Story

USDA Suspends Some Ag Reports Due To Budget Cuts

posted on March 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

The agency posted a notice on its website Tuesday saying it would suspend multiple reports covering at least 10 agricultural products ranging from milk to chickpeas. Full Story
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