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EPA Says It Can't Pay Economic Damages From Mine Spill
The Environmental Protection Agency won't repay claims totaling over $1.2 billion for economic damages from a mine waste spill the agency accidentally triggered in Colorado
A Look at What the New Chemical Regulations Will Do
In a sweeping reform bill that could potentially impact everything from household cleaners to furniture and clothing, Congress has authorized the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate tens of thousands of dangerous chemicals, including asbestos, chromium, BPA and formaldehyde. The bipartisan
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
Cuba and US Announce New Chapter in Diplomatic Ties
President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announce move toward full relations.
Congress Comes Back
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLIMATE PROGRESS: President Obama and President Xi Jinping announced new targets on climate change last night, ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ notes. The U.S. announced a new target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by ...
The 7 Most Controversial Ads of Election 2014
Attack ads are among the oldest tools in the political playbook -- and 2014 has seen its share. Here are seven of the most controversial ads of 2014: 1. “Justice” Candidate: Wendy Davis, Democrat Race: Texas gubernatorial race In “Justice,” Democrat Wendy Davis uses a photo of an empty wheelchair
What Gwyneth Paltrow Has to Do With Saving the Senate for Democrats
Hollywood and politics go together like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The close ties will be on full display tonight when Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow hosts President Obama at a star-studded DNC fundraiser and dinner at her Los Angeles home. Candidates of both parties might...
Deconstructing The Vote (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BY THE NUMBERS: Thirty-three Republicans voted in favor of the president’s plan to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS when the Senate voted yesterday, according to ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ. Nine Democrats and one independent opposed ...
U.S. Senate Candidate Gets Boost From 'Game of Thrones' Author
Winter, er, Election Day is coming. Enter for your chance to hang out with wolves, dragons and… New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall? Ok, maybe the wolves and dragons will be no shows, but Udall’s campaign has enlisted the help of “Game of Thrones” author George...
Facebook Find: Would Campaign Finance Changes Kill Comedy?
In the debate over a constitutional amendment to limit the Citizens United campaign finance ruling, see why Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) claims "Saturday Night Live" could be in legal trouble.