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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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  • Why House wants to cut $4 billion from food stamps program

    One in 7 Americans now receive food stamps, or 47 million people. But the House is expected to vote for a 5 percent cut in the food stamp (SNAP) program Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Alaska's Berkowitz: status quo under Parnell not working

    Alaska's democratic candidate for governor, Ethan Berkowitz, says the status quo under Sarah Palin and current governor, Sean Parnell, is not acceptable.

  • EPA to natural gas companies: Give details on 'fracking' chemicals

    EPA to natural gas companies: Give details on 'fracking' chemicals

    The natural-gas production industry has resisted providing information about fracking or hydraulic fracturing chemicals, which some say have fouled drinking-water wells.

  • Alaska senate race:  Will Joe Miller win mean less federal money for Alaska?

    Alaska senate race: Will Joe Miller win mean less federal money for Alaska?

    Alaska's Joe Miller is a fiscal conservative and front-runner for the senate seat now held by Republican Lisa Murkowski. Less seniority in the US Senate will likely mean fewer federal dollars for Alaska, say political observers.

  • Sarah Palin endorsement: Did her support for Lisa Murkowski's rival matter?

    Sarah Palin endorsement: Did her support for Lisa Murkowski's rival matter?

    Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller, a 'tea party' candidate expected to lose by a wide margin, in Alaska's GOP Senate primary. But Miller has a slight lead as absentee ballots flow in. Just how influential is Sarah Palin?

  • 'Pork barrel' spending: A big liability for lawmakers in 2010 election?

    'Pork barrel' spending: A big liability for lawmakers in 2010 election?

    With the federal deficit at $1.5 trillion, some voters are balking at politicians who tout a record of securing ‘pork barrel’ projects.

  • 5 famous pork projects: Beer museum and more

    5 famous pork projects: Beer museum and more

    Coined from an 1863 story called “The Children of the Public,” pork-barrel spending referred to any public funds spent to benefit the public. Over time, the term has evolved, referring to projects seen as wasteful, or that may only benefit a small group but the costs are spread out between all taxpayers. Of course, often, one politician's pork is another politician's legitimate expense. The Citizens Against Government Waste puts out an annual "Congressional Pig Book" that listed 9,129 projects at a cost of $16.5 billion in 2010.. Here a selection of US "pork" projects from recent years:

  • Alaska delegation split on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Alaska delegation split on 'don't ask, don't tell'

    The US House of Representatives is nearing a vote on whether to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell.'

  • Gallery It's pumpkin time!

    A pumpkin carved to look like Mike, a monster from the Disney-Pixar film 'Monsters Inc.' sits on display at Disneyland's Big Thunder Ranch on Oct. 12, where professional pumpkin carvers are creating original art daily through Nov. 20.