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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

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US Official: Auto Safety Agency Under Review

Transportation officials are reviewing the “safety culture” of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls

10/26/2014

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Gov. Perry & FAA Disagree About Requests To Fly Drones Over Border

A new disagreement has emerged between Governor Rick Perry and the Obama Administration about border security. It centers around the state’s use of unmanned aircraft or drones along the Texas-Mexico border.

08/13/2014

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Some Question Judge’s Authority On Immigrant Children

Even as the White House prepares to take in potentially hundreds of children illegally crossing the border with Mexico on their own, some in Dallas County are questioning the authority to house them here.

07/07/2014

Students work at their desks in front of the empty desk. (credit: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Many Schools Dropping ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Discipline Policies

The White House is pressing public schools to abandon some age-old discipline policies. In many cases, students are sent to court instead of the principal’s office.

01/09/2014

A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Sebelius Open To ‘Uniquely Texan’ Health Care Plan

Health and Human Services Secretary says Obama administration is open to negotiate health care plan for Texans.

08/08/2013

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Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your Home

Planning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.

02/06/2013

Iconic Movie Costume Unveiled Ahead Of Christie's Auction

White House Responds To Petition For Death Star

The White House issued an official response to a petition calling for the United States government to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.

01/15/2013

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Sets New Fracking Disclosure Rules

The Obama administration said Friday it will require companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/04/2012

Tea Party Groups Hold Rally At Texas State Capitol

Tea Party Groups Question IRS Requests For Information

Some Tea Party groups in Texas are buzzing over letters they’ve begun to receive from the Internal Revenue Service.

02/29/2012

Rick Perry Campaigns In New Hampshire

Texas Regulators Hail Clean-Air Surrender

The Texas panel in charge of enforcing state environmental regulations cheered President Barack Obama’s decision Friday to scrap a tougher clean-air regulation aimed at reducing health-threatening smog that had drawn consistent fire from Gov. Rick Perry.

09/02/2011

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