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File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Nominates 3 to Cabinet-Level Positions

President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.

03/04/2013

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Menendez’ Bill Could Have Aided Donor’s Investment

Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest political donor to his re-election, the same eye doctor whose private jet Menendez used for two personal trips to the Dominican Republic, an Associated Press investigation found.

03/04/2013

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EPA Nearly Doubles Biofuels Mandate Despite Court Saying White House Setting Overly Optimistic Production Quotas

Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government issued new standards Thursday that raise production estimates for 2013.

02/01/2013

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EPA Administrator Jackson Resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administration Lisa Jackson says she’s stepping down after nearly four years on the job.

12/27/2012

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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USDA Chief: Rural America Becoming ‘Less Relevant’

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says.

12/08/2012

BP has been temporarily suspended from new US contracts, The Environmental Protection Agency stated. (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

BP Suspended From New US Contracts

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

11/28/2012

BP has been temporarily suspended from new US contracts, The Environmental Protection Agency stated. (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

EPA: BP’s ‘Lack of Business Integrity’ Led to Contract Suspension

BP is being temporarily suspended from new contracts with the U.S. government, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

11/28/2012

In West Virginia, around 40 percent of voters would rather vote for a man in federal prison than President Barack Obama. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Federal Inmate Gets More Than 40 Percent Of Vote In Primary Against Obama

Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary.

05/09/2012

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson speaks about new mercury emission regulations during a news conference at the Children's National Medical Center on Dec. 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration’s Top EPA Official Resigns Over ‘Crucify’ Comment

The Obama administration’s top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word “crucify” to describe his approach to enforcement.

04/30/2012

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