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Reports: Obama admin. delays tar sands decision until after election

The Obama administration plans to move a key decision on whether to approve the massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until after the 2012 presidential election, according to reports late Thursday that cited administration insiders. While an official announcement was expected sometime this week, administration sources told USA Today and…

Michigan bill would jail teachers who send political emails

The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives is considering legislation that would prohibit public employees, such as teachers, from sending a political message using a publicly-owned email service. Violating the law would result in a $10,000 fine for an organization, and a $1,000 fine and one-year imprisonment for an individual. The…

Anonymous suspected of bringing down Talking Points Memo

Update: TPM’s Josh Marshall confirms attack Update 2: TPM posts statement on the attack Update 3: Service returned to TPM as of 1 p.m. ET. Here’s publisher Josh Marshall’s explanation of what happened. On Friday morning, the political website Talking Points Memo posted mug shots of several individuals arrested for…

E-mails show Vilsack hastily decided to oust Sherrod

E-mails show Vilsack made quick decision to oust Shirley Sherrod, despite warnings Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod pleaded with officials to hear her out after she was ousted from the USDA during a racial firestorm in July, internal e-mails show. Sherrod’s pleas reached Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s e-mail soon…

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