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  • Five ways House Republicans are striking fear in environmentalists

    Five ways House Republicans are striking fear in environmentalists

    House Republicans are attempting to shape US environmental policy by attaching to their 2011 spending plans so-called "riders" that would target regulations ranging from greenhouse gases to mining. The White House and Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada oppose the riders, making it unlikely they will become law. But they remain in play as the House and Senate negotiate on spending and try to avoid a government shutdown this week.

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  • Five ways House Republicans are striking fear in environmentalists

    Five ways House Republicans are striking fear in environmentalists

    House Republicans are attempting to shape US environmental policy by attaching to their 2011 spending plans so-called "riders" that would target regulations ranging from greenhouse gases to mining. The White House and Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D) of Nevada oppose the riders, making it unlikely they will become law. But they remain in play as the House and Senate negotiate on spending and try to avoid a government shutdown this week.

  • Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections: 12 House races to watch to judge size of a GOP 'wave'

    Midterm elections upon us, most observers expect Republicans to take over the House of Representatives, though projections vary widely as to how many seats they’ll gain, and a massive number of races – more than 100 – are close enough to go either way. The magic number Republicans need to gain to take control: 39. So how can an Election Night observer get a sense of the big picture amid the many returns coming in? Rather than zeroing in on any individual race, look for trends in those expected to be closest. Here are a handful of races to keep an eye on in the states with early-closing polls.

  • 'Dead aim' ad: Rifle-toting Senate hopeful blasts hole in cap-and-trade

    The Vote 'Dead aim' ad: Rifle-toting Senate hopeful blasts hole in cap-and-trade

    Joe Manchin is a Democrat from West Virginia running for Senate, but in his new 'dead aim' ad, he takes on the White House, Obamacare, and cap-and-trade. It's an indication of how the traditionally Democratic state might be turning red. The seat is crucial to GOP Senate takeover aims.

  • Who are GOP's 'Young Guns' and what do they want from Election 2010?

    Who are GOP's 'Young Guns' and what do they want from Election 2010?

    Many of the GOP's 'Young Guns' running for House seats see small businesses as America's economic savior – and want government to get out of their way.