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Sen. Rubio: Traditional marriage advocates face ‘growing intolerance’

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that supporters of traditional marriage face increasing backlash for their beliefs.

Could plan to offer financial services save Postal Service?

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Lawmakers and government officials looking for a way to save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service are considering a proposal that would make check cashing, small loans, prepaid cards and other financial services available at your local post office.

DOT proposes 2-year phase-out of older tank cars for crude oil trains

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a two-year phase-out of older tank cars used to transport crude oil by rail, among other measures to improve the safety of crude oil transportation by rail.

EPA chief defends power plant rule against GOP charges of overreach

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday strongly defended the approach and legitimacy of an Obama administration power plant rule that Republicans attacked as regulatory overreach and Democrats said was vital.

Advocacy group says new poll shows support among small business owners for stronger clean water rules

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A progressive business advocacy group said that small business owners from around the country support greater efforts by the federal government to protect the nation’s water, according to a poll the group commissioned.

Top Obama aides fly to Berlin to talk about spying allegations

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two weeks after Germany demanded that the top U.S. intelligence official stationed in its country leave, President Barack Obama has dispatched two top aides to Berlin.

Feds OK testing for oil and gas in the Atlantic

| |Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

Just as expected, the Obama administration is opening the waters off the East Coast to oil and gas exploration, approving a plan on Friday to allow seismic tests from Delaware to Florida’s Cape Canaveral.

House Dems demand to know cost of Boehner lawsuit against Obama

| |Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

Democrats in the House of Representatives are demanding to know how much House Speaker John Boehner’s threatened lawsuit against President Barack Obama will cost and where the money will come from.

Only thing missing from detailed U.S. energy map? Crude by rail routes

| |Thursday, Jul. 17, 2014

As some railroads have continued to push for states to keep details about their crude oil shipments confidential, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has been developing a map that shows pipelines, refineries and rail and ship terminals used in crude oil transport.

Amid new revelations about GM, senators seek jail time for product safety cover-ups

| |Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014

On the heels of a report that General Motors officials knew, but failed to tell federal regulators that faulty ignition switches likely caused several fatal car accidents, three Democratic senators introduced legislation Wednesday to make it a crime for a corporate officer to conceal serious product dangers.