Massey coal alleges government conspiracy

They claim that the federal government, all the way up to and including President Obama, is conspiring to shut Massey down.

White House says it's eliminating useless rules, but not deregulating

For the first time in history, the federal government has undertaken a "look back" to eliminate anachronistic, redundant or unwarranted regulations.


Putting high-speed rail back on track

President Obama announced recently that $8 billion in Recovery Act grants are going to the development of America's first nationwide high-speed intercity rail service program.


Obama administration seeks strong mercury regulation

The Bush administration's goal was to block EPA efforts to regulate mercury, a poison emitted by power plants.


Republican filibuster blocks Obama nominee Liu

A longstanding struggle over confirmation of Goodwin Liu, nominated as an appellate court judge by President Obama, suffered a Republican filibuster.


Republicans ignore call to end Big Oil's tax breaks

Senate Republicans began a filibuster yesterday to block the stripping of tax subsidies to oil companies.


The return of the DREAM Act

Democrats in Washington announced the re-introduction of the DREAM Act, a bill that would grant legal status to children of undocumented immigrants if they attend college for two years or join the military.


Obama puts immigration reform back on table

El Paso Mayor John Cook praised the president's speech as "right on," and added that a comprehensive approach beyond just enforcement makes most sense.