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Obamas Host South Korean President, First Lady at State Dinner—PICTURES

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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

House Democrats Focus on Solyndra Legal Memo

House Democrats Friday urged Republicans leading the congressional probe into Solyndra to release an Energy Department memo that they say shows the administration’s legal rationale for restructuring the $535 million federal loan guarantee of the now-defunct solar manufacturer. 

A spokeswoman for House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said the committee would release the memo, but did not immediately do so. National Journal obtained a copy of the memo.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

EPA Chief: Agency Feeling Heat From Right and Left

The Environmental Protection Agency faces an “unprecedented … overreaction” as Republicans put Clean Air Act rules at the center of their political attack on so-called “job-killing” regulations, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson said on Friday.

But Jackson noted that several Obama administration moves also have angered environmentalists and some Democrats. The EPA is now actively seeking to mend fences on both sides of the political aisle, Jackson said at a breakfast event sponsored by Politico.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

Genachowski Puts Spectrum Hopes In Super Committee

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski called on Congress for what seemed like the zillionth time on Friday to pass incentive auction legislation.

This time he tipped his hat on how he thinks the proposal can move across the finish line this year: by way of the super committee.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

This Week in Political Trivia

How well do you know the facts and faces behind this week's political news? Find out with our weekly trivia quiz, powered by the Almanac of American Politics!

This Week in Political Trivia: Oct. 14 » Quiz Maker
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Perry Touts ‘Made-in-America’ Energy Policy

In a major address meant to re-energize his flagging presidential campaign, Rick Perry said on Friday that removing onerous environmental regulations girding domestic energy production is the most effective and fastest way to jump start the U.S. economy.

“The quickest way to give the economy a shot in the arm is deploy American ingenuity to tap American energy,” said Perry, speaking at a steel mill outside of Pittsburgh. “But we can only do that if environmental bureaucrats are told to stand down.”

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Word for Word: Best Quotes of the Week--PICTURES

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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Huntsman to Boycott Nevada Debate

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman announced on Friday that he’ll  boycott the Nevada presidential debate next Tuesday to stand in solidarity with New Hampshire. The Granite State and Nevada are sparring over when to hold their respective nominating contests: If Nevada holds its caucuses on Jan. 14, as the state has proposed, then New Hampshire may be forced to hold its primary in December 2011.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Romney Raises $14 Million in Third Quarter

Mitt Romney raised $14 million in the third fundraising quarter, his presidential campaign reported on Friday, giving the former Massachusetts governor a combined $32 million haul from his first two fundraising periods.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am

A Tale of Two Fields in Montana

For the majority of 2012's most competitive governor's races, high-profile recruiting coups mean the Democratic and Republican nominees are more or less etched in, even with Election Day more than a year away. We can already take general election matchups in Washington (Inslee/McKenna) and Indiana (Pence/Gregg), along with anticipated showdowns in North Carolina (McCrory/Perdue) and Missouri (Kinder/Nixon), to the bank.

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 11:40am