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- Nearly three years after Congress House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp,” no member of Congress has been punished for wrongdoing.
- Regulators from around the U.S., including Kansas, Pennsylvania, Florida and California, are calling on the EPA to go slow with its greenhouse-gas emission rules, warning that the administration’s approach could overwhelm them with paperwork and delay construction projects.
- Conservatives are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would suspend California’s cap-and-trade scheme until their unemployment rate falls below 5.5%.
- According to an analysis by the Associated Press, reviewed by independent economists at five universities, the surge in spending on roads and bridges from President Barack Obama’s first economic stimulus plan has had no effect on local unemployment.
- In today’s New York Times, Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese III, explains how the judge presiding over California’s same-sex marriage Proposition 8 trial, is stacking the deck against supporters of traditional marriage.