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EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified
Apple, FBI Discuss Encryption vs. Security on Capitol Hill
The delicate balance between privacy and security took center stage on Capitol Hill this morning as law enforcement officials and Apple 's general counsel appeared on two separate panels to discuss encryption. Bruce Sewell, Apple's general counsel, and Amy Hess, executive assistant director for
Dems Strike Back on Hobby Lobby Case With 'Not My Boss's Business Act'
Democratic Sens. Patty Murray and Mark Udall fought back today against the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling with plans for legislation intended to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act. Joined by fellow Democrats from both chambers of Congress and women’s ...
Mitt Romney Seeks To Seize The Debate (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: VOTERS PREDICT AN OBAMA WIN ON ELECTION DAY: A new ABC News-Washington Post poll out this morning shows that registered voters by a 63 to 31 percent margin expect President Obama to win re-election on...
House Panel Votes to Subpoena White House Over Solyndra
Republicans Demand Obama Admin. Documents on Solar Firm That Got Huge Federal Loan
Solyndra Loan: Now Treasury Dept. Is Launching Investigation
The Treasury Department's inspector general has opened a new front in the investigation of the government loan to Solyndra, the now bankrupt company that had been touted as a model of President Obama's ambitious green energy program, ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity/iWatch News have
Solyndra: Blame It On Bush, Say Obama Officials
After spending months touting the Obama administration's decision to loan $535 million to the California solar energy upstart Solyndra , top officials took a new tack Wednesday while testifying before Congress about the company's abrupt shut-down and bankruptcy: the loan, they said, was actually
Democrats Use Planned Parenthood Debate to Raise Funds
ABC News’ Huma Khan reports: As Planned Parenthood and Title X Family Planning program takes center stage in the budget showdown, Democrats are using the issue to rile their base and raise money in the process. The Democratic Congressional Campaign...
Poll: Fears of nuclear disaster in U.S. rise after Japan quake
Americans' support for nuclear power has fallen, as 70% of those surveyed in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll say they've grown more concerned about the industry's safety based on the crisis unfolding at reactors in Japan. Americans oppose building nuclear plants by a 47%-44% ratio, according to the
HHS IG: 'Staggering Waste' as Insurers Overcharge Medicare, Patients
Brian Hartman reports: A new government investigation finds insurance companies have been overcharging taxpayers and patients by overstating how much they’re paying for drugs. The cost to taxpayers is nearly $2 billion a year. At issue is Medicare Part D,...