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Opponents to fracking disclosure take big money from industry

Congress isn’t going to regulate hydraulic fracturing any time soon. But the Department of Interior might. For starters, Interior is mulling whether it should require drilling companies to disclose the chemicals they use to frack wells drilled on public lands, and already the suggestion has earned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar an…

Congressional Prayer Caucus asks for ‘correction’ to ‘E pluribus unum’

Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus wrote to President Barack Obama last month to ask that he correct speeches they say disregard the nation’s religious heritage. The members took specific exception to a speech the president gave in Jakarta, Indonesia on Nov. 10, 2010, where he referred to the US…

Tea Party Caucus takes $1 billion in earmarks

Congressional members of the Tea Party Caucus say they want to cut the size of government but a review of records finds that over the past year they have requested over $1 billion in earmarks. The new report from Hotline On Call found that 52 members of the Congressional Tea…

Dem strategy: Attack GOP as tea party, tools and extremists

Democrats say GOP ideas are same as tea party, plan to link pair as campaign strategy Democrats are planning to link the tea party and Republicans, overlapping the two groups to paint the GOP as a party of extremists and the grassroots activists as tools of the establishment. Democratic National…

‘Out of Afghanistan Caucus’ pledges to keep voting ‘no, no, no’ on war funds

A group of US lawmakers allied with the White House called Thursday for an end to the Afghan war, labeling it an unwinnable drain on US “blood and treasure” and comparing it to Vietnam. “Every dollar spent and every life wasted in Vietnam was just that: A waste,” said Democratic…

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