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Ted Cruz Makes Case for Keystone XL to 'Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging' Activists
If you love the environment, Sen. Ted Cruz says you should love the Keystone XL pipeline too. “If you’re a Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging Greenpeace activist, you should love the Keystone pipeline,” Cruz said at the Heritage Action’s Conservative Policy Summit on Monday. Cruz, R-Texas, focused
Longer Battery Life for Smartphones?
Morning Money Memo… Research at Stanford University could lead to an answer for the biggest complaint from consumers about their smartphones: short battery life. In a paper published in the Nature Nanotechnology, researchers said they’ve designed a lithium-metal anode that boosts the energy storage
Former White House Officials Back Keystone
While President Obama has been publicly vague about his views on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, several former White House officials are now pushing for the project’s approval, going well beyond the administration’s official stance. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry haven’t
Hillary Clinton Casts A Shadow
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A DEMOCRAT GOES TO IOWA (BUT IT’S NOT HILLARY): Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s trip to Iowa today may be just a hop and a skip over the border to a neighboring state, but its putting her squarely among the ranks...
White House Finally Gets Solar Panels
Washington’s most famous residence is getting an energy overhaul. Solar panels are being installed on the White House this week while the Obamas are away on vacation, three years after the administration first vowed to do so. “The White House has begun installing American-made solar...
57 Terrible Consequences of the Sequester
If the heads of 20 federal agencies are to be believed, disastrous consequences await if President Obama and Congress fail to reach a budget deal, triggering the automatic, across-the-board cuts known as "sequestration." Those cuts are slated to begin March 1, and earlier this month, the Senate
Energy Secretary Steven Chu Responds to Onion Joke About Sex With Solar Panel
Those silly politicians. Turns out, they can take a joke! First real Joe Biden – as in the Vice President, or at least his Twitter caddy – tweeted at The Onion in response to its autobiography in which he drove a Trans Am. “#imavetguy,” was...
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen and Jordan Mazza INAUGURATION ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Obama...
Inauguration Nation (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES: WHAT THE INAUGURATION MEANS TO OBAMA: The Presidential Inaugural Committee released a new web video this mornign in which President Obama discusses what the inauguration means to him and to the nation: “a celebration of the American people’s strength