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Yesterday | The Hill

Obama announces picks for Nuclear Regulatory Commission

President Obama has named two energy experts to fill soon-to-be openings at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission .

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Tuesday | Common Dreams

Who Gets to Decide What a City Can Do with Broadband Internet?

" ithout power and independence, a town may contain good subjects, but it can have no active citizens."

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Related Topix: US News, Telecom, Federal Communications Commission, Texas, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Tuesday | Indybay.org

The EPA, The OMB Bureaucracy, Risk Assessment And National Climate Coalitions

Rural Nevada Protests Fracking June 6, 2014 RENO, Nev. - A rural county has joined an environmental group in challenging an oil and gas lease sale in central Nevada that could open 270 square miles of public land to hydraulic fracturing.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Healthcare Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

jdsupra.com

Congress Considers Transportation Appropriations Provisions, Other Legislation Impacting Aviation

On Capitol Hill, legislators are working to pass a Transportation Appropriations bill that will fund aviation programs during the 2015 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics, Brad Sherman, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff, Democrat

Planetizen

Climate Policy Take a Major Step Back Down Under

Adopted in 2011 and implemented in 2012, the Australian carbon tax was repealed on July 16, 2014, taking with it plans to transform the tax into a cap and trade system linked to the EU's.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, David Vitter, US Senate, Republican

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Hill

'Severe blow' for carbon taxes?

Australia's recent vote to repeal its tax on carbon dioxide emissions is a setback to establishing a similar charge in the U.S., both sides in the debate agree.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Sessions, Republican, David Vitter, Earl Blumenauer

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Column: Subpoena-happy Darrell Issa

The California Republican is one summons away from issuing his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011 - all of them without a committee vote and the vast majority without the concurrence of the committee's ranking Democrat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Tom Davis, Democrat, Edolphus Towns, Opinion

Daily Kos

Darrell Issa's Hatch act

Judging from the flood of articles with titles like " Has Darrell Issa gone rogue? " and " When Darrell Issa goes 'rogue', " the grand inquisitor of the Obama administration may have finally gone too far even for his Republican colleagues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Representative Joe Sestak

The Hill

Pressure builds on Obama for decision on employer mandate

The White House needs to make a decision soon on whether ObamaCare's controversial employer mandate will take effect in 2015.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Denver Post

Milbank: Subpoena-happy Darrell Issa

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., left, confering with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 8. The California Republican is one summons away from issuing his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011 -- all of them without a ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Democrat, Dan Burton, Tom Davis, Opinion

News Max

Kevin McCarthy Using His New Power to Fight Gov. Jerry Brown

Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's growing power is making life more difficult back home for California's Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who is finding himself fighting against a Republican challenger with clout and strong opinions about how his home state should be run.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Democrat, Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, California Government

Peach Pundit

Sick of the GA Run-Offs? Wait 'til September

Anticipating a "September Surprise" when ACA premiums are announced for 2015, the Obama White House is already strategizing .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Harry Reid, US Senate, Senator Chuck Schumer

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Milbank: When Darrell Issa goes fishing

The California Republican is one summons away from issuing his 100th subpoena since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee in 2011 - all of them without a committee vote and the vast majority without the concurrence of the committee's ranking Democrat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Democrat, Edolphus Towns, Opinion

The Wichita Eagle

House Democrats seek watchdog probe of Motorola's radio contracts

"If the allegations in the McClatchy articles are true, millions of federal tax dollars may have been wasted, and millions more are at risk," Reps.

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Related Topix: Motorola, US News, US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Diana DeGette, Health

The Salinas Californian

California faces dicey new round of base closingsCalifornia faces...

California faces dicey new round of base closings Base closures are one reason California ranks 43rd in federal per capita spending.

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Related Topix: California, US Politics, Howard McKeon, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California Government, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Washington Times

Calif. Democrat urges Fox Newsa Bob Beckel to resign over a Chinamena comment

California State Sen. Ted Lieu, who is currently running for Congress, called on Fox News Host Bob Beckel to resign immediately after statements he made about Chinese people.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Computers, Asian-American, Chinese-American

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WHAS11

Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage - and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh - is hoping to make public policy of her own.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Georgetown University, Rush Limbaugh, Los Angeles County, CA, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Sunherald.com

Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Sandra Fluke poses for a photograph at her campaign office in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Georgetown University, Rush Limbaugh

The Washington Post

Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Sandra Fluke poses for a photograph at her campaign office in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Georgetown University, Rush Limbaugh

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Los Angeles Times

U.S. senators ask Gilead Sciences to explain high cost of hepatitis C drug

Two U.S. senators asked Gilead Sciences Inc. to produce documents explaining why its new hepatitis C drug is priced at $84,000, raising renewed concerns over the high costs to taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Hepatitis, Health, Startups, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Chuck Grassley, US House of Representatives

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