A Transocean rig worker said he overheard senior managers complaining that BP took 'shortcuts' by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the oil well that blew out, triggering the massive Gulf oil spill.
Jim Lentz, the US sales president for Toyota, testified that its electronic throttles are not responsible for instances of unintended acceleration.
Why didn't the US Minerals Management Service require that Big Oil install secondary blowout preventers on oil rigs, as other countries have? Congress is investigating this and other issues.
Wisconsin Rep. David Obey, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, will not seek another term in office, he said Wednesday.
House leaders rejected 'deem and pass' Saturday, and negotiations on abortion concern made progress, clearing the way for Sunday's health care reform bill vote.
With the healthcare vote pending, President Obama will head over to Capitol Hill to rally support.
As efforts to pass healthcare reform progress, more responsibilities are being placed on the Congressional Budget Office and the Senate Parliamentarian's Office – two institutions famous for their devotion to fairness and attention to detail.
Questions continue about Toyota recalls for unintended acceleration. Two House members want the automaker to produce data backing up its assertion that defects in electronic components aren't part of the problem.
Democrats are using the decision of WellPoint to raise rates for some customers by as much as 39 percent – despite a $4.75 billion profit – to rally supporters.
Federal investigators are looking at Toyota's electronic throttle system as a possible cause for the sudden acceleration that has led to a global recall. Toyota insists sticky gas pedals are the problem.