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Nation Aug 21Trump administration plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards
The Environmental Protect Agency announced late Monday that acting administrator Andrew Wheeler planned to brief the news media by telephone Tuesday on greenhouse guidelines for states to set performance standards for existing coal-fired power plants.
Politics Jul 26Energy Department broke law with health care tweet, watchdog says
The Government Accountability Office said the July 2017 tweet was outside the scope of the agency's approved spending but did not violate a prohibition on grassroots lobbying or propaganda.
Nation Jul 22Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency
The agency that supervises the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile would essentially lose direct Cabinet oversight under legislation that Congress is negotiating.
Politics Jul 19Republicans block bid to extend election security grants
The GOP-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security.
Politics Jun 20Trump meets with lawmakers after Senate blocks China ZTE deal
President Donald Trump has met with lawmakers after the Senate moved to block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S.
Politics Jun 15Trump says he won’t sign ‘moderate’ immigration bill in GOP setback
President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration through the House next week, saying he won't sign a "moderate" package.
Politics Jun 15Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, White House
Congressional Republicans have distanced themselves from the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border.
Politics Jun 05Watchdog clears Interior chief Zinke of wrongdoing in speech to NHL team
Ryan Zinke's speech has drawn scrutiny because of the political contributions by the team's owner and because Interior spent more than $12,000 on a charter flight from Nevada to Zinke's home state of Montana for a speech the next day.
Nation Apr 25WATCH LIVE: EPA chief Scott Pruitt testifies before House panel amid ethics allegations
Scott Pruitt will testify beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Pruitt is likely to face sharp questions about his spending decisions, and his answers could prove crucial in determining whether he stays atop EPA.
Nation Apr 18Parents of Parkland victims call for national school safety standards
At a Capitol forum led by Florida's two U.S. senators, one father said airports and other public buildings must meet national standards -- why not schools?…